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Table a Plateau Interchangeable Outdoor

c. 1937/2020

by Charlotte Perriand
for Cassina

Table a Plateau Interchangeable Outdoor

by Charlotte Perriand
for  Cassina

or Call to Order

Table à Plateau Inter­change­able Outdoor, designed by Char­lotte Perriand for Cassina, has a solid teak struc­ture and top in Carrara marble with an oiled finish in two sizes. Initially created in 1937 for Perriand’s work­shop in Mont­par­nasse, the Table a Plateau Inter­change­able’s base consists of three circu­lar legs joined by cross­pieces that support the table­top. As the name implies, the top is inter­change­able. A project designed to be used in various ways; in fact, the model would be used in many of Perriand’s other subse­quent projects, from the Japan­ese- inspired projects of the 1940s, with tops or woven trays made with local mate­ri­als for the living rooms of the Unité d’Habi­ta­tion flats in Marseille.

Table à Plateau Inter­change­able Outdoor is avail­able as part of our quick-ship program. Please see the spec sheet to the left for quick-ship details 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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