Designed in 1939, this elegant cabinet was designed for concealed, organized storage – available as a freestanding piece with the option of two different heights making it ideal for use as a buffet or a credenza. The Riflesso cabinet is a magnificent pastiche of subtle details that makes this piece of furniture yet another of Perriand’s masterpieces. The cabinet is defined by two horizontal expanses – at the base, the sides have been mitered to express an upward and inward cant around the expanse; at the top, the inverse where the perimeter sides are canted downward and outward. The expanses overlap the central cabinet form, and with their perimeter directional cants, appear to gently “clamp” the central cabinet form.
The wooden sides define the central form that features sliding clear coated satin finish aluminum doors that are flanked by beautifully appointed, integrated black finish sculptural wooden handles. The interior is rendered in a painted Bordeaux finish and been thoughtfully divided into compartments. On the left facing side, generously sized compartments using like thickness vertical and horizontal shelves; on the right facing side, these shelves are presented vertically and subdivided by thin aluminum horizontal spacer/shelves. The juxtaposition of the finishes and textures – black and Bordeaux paint coupled with aluminum is striking. Riflesso would instantly become the focal point of any interior in which it is placed. And, like all of Charlotte Perriand’s designs, the more you look, the more you are enriched by her absolute attention to detail and how all of those elements work together as a visual symphony.
The Riflesso cabinet is available in two heights through the addition of underside complementary rectilinear base supports. Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review these variations along with associated lead times.
Composed of black painted wood with Bordeaux painted interior
513 02 Freestanding Tall: 78.7” width, 17.3” depth, 34.2” heigh
513 03 Freestanding Low: 78.7” width, 17.3” depth, 27.5” height
Clear-coated aluminum sliding doors and partial interior horizontal spacer/shelves
Underside bases associated with freestanding versions are black painted wood
Part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection
Marked with the designer’s stamp and a unique production/serial number