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Méribel Stool

c. 1961/2012

by Charlotte Perriand
for Cassina

Méribel Stool

by Charlotte Perriand
for  Cassina

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The Méribel stool designed by Char­lotte Perriand for Cassina takes its name from the loca­tion in France where the designer had her beloved chalet, for which she devel­oped many iconic site-specific pieces. The stool features a strik­ing ergonomic round seat that sports a shallow concave center with a thick, gently canted perime­ter edge. The three base supports, asym­met­ri­cal cravat-shaped trape­zoids, are posi­tioned equidis­tant on the under­side of the seat. Perriand illus­trates absolute command of the reper­toire of volumes with these forms and how beau­ti­fully artic­u­lated it becomes as it touches the floor.

The Méribel stool is constructed of solid wood in natural or black-stained oak, and Amer­i­can walnut — all three finishes are avail­able as part of our Quick Ship program. For quick-ship details, please see the spec sheet to the left or call 800.886.0867 for more information.


Charlotte Perriand

France (1903–1999)

In her eight-decade career, Charlotte Perriand contributed to countless design projects that allowed her to experiment with material. She explored working with tubular steel furniture, natural pieces in ebonized wood, bamboo furniture in Japan, and more. Paying close attention to the functionality of the furniture and the arrangement of the interior environment, Perriand designed pieces that were meant to be comfortably used and enjoyed in a space, as evidenced in her famed 1959 daybed or curved-back LC7 chair. Her revolutionary user-centric approach helped establish her as a seminal figure in the modernist design movement whose legacy endures to this day.

Not long after graduating from Ecole de L'Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Perriand impressed critics with “Bar Under the Roof,” an installation featuring an aluminum and chrome bar counter and card table presented at the Salon d’Automne in 1927. The showcase established her as an avant-garde talent to watch and wowed a personal icon of hers, Le Corbusier—who invited her to join his studio and work on furniture designs with him and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. The trio went on to craft some of the most enduring modern furniture pieces of the 20th century, such as the widely collected LC4 chaise longue, today produced by Cassina.

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