Reissued in 2012 as part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection, Charlotte Perriand’s Méribel stool and Berger stool feature the designer’s thoughtful interpretation of the time-honored three-legged stool.
Noted here is the Méribel stool that is named after the location in France where the designer had her beloved chalet for which she developed a number of iconic site-specific pieces. The stool features a striking ergonomic round seat that sports a shallow concave center with thick, gently canted perimeter edge. The three base supports are rendered as asymmetrical cravat-shaped trapezoids positioned equidistantly on the underside of the seat. Perriand again illustrates her absolute command of the repertoire of volumes with these forms and the way each is beautifully articulated as it touches 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 ten 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 Méribel stool is constructed of solid wood available in natural or black-stained oak as well as American walnut – these latter two finishes are available as part of our Quick Ship program. Please call CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review finishes as well as pricing and current inventory.
Solid wood construction
13” diameter, 15.1” height
Available in natural or black-stained oak as well as American walnut
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