Reissued in 2012 as part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection, Perriand’s Méribel stool and Berger stool feature the designer’s thoughtful interpretation of the time-honored three-legged seat.
Noted here is the Berger stool – as its name in French denotes, shepherd – referring to the iconic stool associated with the countryside or farm. The stool features a striking ergonomic round seat that sports a shallow concave center with thick, gently canted perimeter edge. The three splayed cylindrical base supports feature a visually engaging tapering – akin to sharpening/shaving a drawing pencil – narrowing as it meets the floor.
One of the tastemakers of International Style, Charlotte Perriand is a French architect and furniture designer whose decade-long collaboration with Le Corbusier resulted in a wide array of classic furniture pieces that are the epitome of Modern Design. Born in France in 1903, Perriand first made a name for herself at the age of 24, when she designed a bar for the 1927 Salone d’Automne with nickel-plated copper and anodized aluminum. It established her as a designer to watch. This soon translated into 10 years of working with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Many of the signature pieces that came out of the Le Corbusier studio were designed by Le Corbusier, Perriand and Jeanneret, including the LC1 Chair and the LC4 Chaise Lounge. Over time, her work turned away from the materials of steel tubing, and she began incorporating wood, specifically bamboo, into her designs. Her Tokyo Chaise Lounge is a well-known example of this aesthetic. Her architectural designs include the conference rooms for the United Nations in Geneva and the London offices for Air France.
The Berger stool is constructed of solid wood available in natural or black-stained oak as well as American walnut. Please contact us at 800.886.0867 to review finish options along with associated pricing.
Solid wood construction
Available in natural or black-stained oak as well as American walnut
13” diameter, 15.1” height
Black stained oak and American walnut are Quick Ship options
Part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection
Marked with the designer’s stamp and a unique production/serial number