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Doron Hotel Outdoor Chair

c. 1947/2020

by Charlotte Perriand
for Cassina

Doron Hotel Outdoor Chair

by Charlotte Perriand
for  Cassina

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The Doron Hotel Outdoor chair was designed in 1947 by Char­lotte Perriand, a real moun­tain lover, for the winter sports resort of Méribel Les Allues and for Hôtel Doron, one of the first chalet-hotels, in the same loca­tion. The French designer always had a special and profound rela­tion­ship with nature; in fact, she was one of the first to explore the rela­tion­ship between man and his surround­ing envi­ron­ment, seeking natural mate­ri­als to use in her projects. Comfort­able, textural and pleas­ant to the touch, the Doron Hotel chair, already avail­able in an indoor version, now comes in a solid teak outdoor version with the same soft and simple lines. The seat is padded with polyurethane foam covered with water­proof cloth. It can be paired with Char­lotte Perriand’s Table à Plateau Interchangeable outdoor.

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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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