Charlotte Perriand Cansado bench Steph Simon France 1958





Large slat bench designed by Charlotte Perriand for the Cité Cansado in Mauritania and manufactured by Steph Simon in 1958. The bench is constructed with solid teak wooden slats and featuring a sleek black metal frame, this rare bench includes a right-sided drawer unit with a stylish black laminate finish. Professional repair to the underside of the slats.


This bench, with its sophisticated, timeless design, is among the furnishings designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1959 for the homes of the managers and staff of the “Miferma” mining company in the city of Cansado, on the Atlantic coast of Mauritania. Composed of magnificent wood lattice attached to an elegant metal base, the bench can be used without cushions to accentuate its long, lean structure. With a single or two-seat cushions placed at the centre or along the sides of the bench, it invites various interpretations of use. The bench revisits and borrows from the construction technologies, materials and designs previously created by Charlotte Perriand to furnish the Brazil House in the Cité Universitaire complex in Paris.


Literature; Charolotte Perriand Complete Works Volume 3 1956-1968 Jacques Barsac, page 119


Like all our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam, and materials for all our items. With the reupholstery we will always keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.

Designer: Charlotte Perriand
Type: Cansado bench
Manufacturer: Steph Simon
Year: 1958
Country: France
Materials: Teak, metal, melamine
Condition: Original, new cushions
Height: 32 cm
Width: 260 cm
Depth: 70 cm
Item nr: F21JUN17

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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