Table en Forme Libre
Perriand’s signature “free form” top shape was a design that she continuously developed from the 1930s and honed during the 1950s. Its use in her table designs 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 from the 1950s. Perriand would vary the overall aesthetics of each table by her volumetric treatment of the base supports – both wood and metal. The example that Cassina used as the basis for reissuing this design for its I Maestri Collection is based upon a drawing from 1959 and the resulting standard forms that were produced in the 1950s by Galerie Steph Simon, Paris – vintage examples of the dining version of Table en Forme Libre have recently sold for over a quarter million dollars.
The thick table top features Perriand’s signature gently curved three-sided form with a perimeter than gently cants downward. The base features three asymmetrically positioned supports – two are cylindrical forms that had clearly been developed in the 1930s; the third support is a large attenuated ellipsoid that figures prominently in the designer’s other work including Refolo. The table is constructed of solid oak and is available in two finishes – mahogany and black stain. Depending upon the scale and profile of the dining chair used, the table will accommodate seating for 10; it could similarly be used as a large, dramatic work table or desk.
Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review finish options and associated lead times for Table en Forme Libre.
Solid oak or Mahogany composition
Available in mahogany or black-stained finish
92.9” width, 42.1” depth, 29.1” height
Will accommodate seating for up to 10
Part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection
Marked with the designer’s stamp and a unique production/serial number