The Rio Table designed by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina is constructed from six wedge sections of varying radiuses set out of alignment alongside each other with an outside edge of solid natural oak or open-pored black-stained oak. The six non-aligned sections, forming the table top with a hole in the center, are available in three different finishes: rattan with natural oak edges, white Carrara marble with natural oak edges and black Marquiña marble with open-pored black stained oak edges. Six legs in the same finishes as the edges form the base of the side table.
This Rio table was originally designed in two different sizes by Charlotte Perriand. After many years, Cassina, in close collaboration with Perriand’s daughter, Pernette, recently released the version first designed in 1962 for Jacques Martin’s home in Rio. Later, she adapted and expanded this table for the Japanese Embassy in Paris.
One of the tastemakers of International Style, Charlotte Perriand was 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.
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