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.
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.