Mexique Table Desk
The Mexique table desk is yet another iconic example of Charlotte Perriand’s signature “free form” surface that she continuously developed from the 1930s and honed during the 1950s. Its use in her table designs like Table en Forme Libre (1951) finds its origins in the site-specific table that she created for her studio in Montparnasse in the late 1930s. The form became further “shaped” as a generously curved three-sided top in various sizes that figures prominently in Perriand’s furniture designs midcentury. Perriand would vary the overall aesthetics of each table by her volumetric treatment of the base supports – both wood and metal.
Developed as a desk for the dorm rooms at the Maison du Mexique at Paris’ Cité Internationale Universitaire, the Mexique table was originally fabricated by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé which led to confusing misattribution of the design over the past several decades. The Mexique table’s thick, exquisitely sculpted triangular top with rounded-edge profiles was part of Perriand’s solution of creating a surface with an atypical footprint that could easily be maneuvered within a very small living space.
Perriand’s Mexique table has recently been reissued by Cassina with 2” thick tops available in a choice of solid natural American walnut or natural oak – each juxtaposed with canted legs composed of folded steel in a matte black finish. A low version of the Mexique table has also been introduced as a coffee table. The Mexique table desk with American walnut top is available as part of our Quick Ship program.
Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review top finish options and associated pricing along with current Quick Ship inventory.
Solid thick wood top available in natural American walnut or natural oak
46.6” width, 31.5” depth, 27.6” height
Folded steel legs in matte black finish
American walnut is a Quick Ship option
Mexique is also available in a low, coffee table version
Part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection
Marked with the designer’s stamp and a unique production/serial number