Plana Coffee Table
Perriand originally designed the Plana coffee table in 1969 as a site-specific low table for the Japanese Embassy in Paris – it was put into production by Cassina in 2004 as part of its I Maestri Collection.
Plana’s Italian name refers to the activity of “wood planing” and Perriand’s resulting table is a magnificent manifestation of that process – indeed, as if it has been sculpted. The Plana coffee table’s thick rectilinear top features long sides that have been exquisitely shaped to create a downward slope from the top’s surface to its underside – the sweeping expanse of the sides visually connotes the similar movements associated with using a wood planing tool. The Plana coffee table was specifically designed as a low table so that these visually-engaging sides can be viewed both in profile as you approach the table as well as aerially looking down onto the table’s surface. The top is supported by four thick rectilinear masses that are oriented at a diagonal bias underneath the top. As with so many of Perriand’s table forms, the volumes of her vertical supports are designed as both complement and foil to the horizontal surface plane.
The Plana coffee table is available in three finishes – matte black lacquered wood, black stained solid oak, and American walnut; this latter finish – American walnut – is also available as part of our Quick Ship program. Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review these finishes as well as associated pricing and current Quick Ship inventory.
Available in matte black lacquered finish, black-stained solid oak, and American walnut
72” width, 27.5” depth, 13” height
American walnut is a Quick Ship option
Part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection
Marked with the designer’s stamp and a unique production/serial number