OMBRA TOKYO

Design Charlotte Perriand

ORIGAMI INSPIRED

Charlotte Perriand designed a striking, sophisticated iconic chair made from a single piece of cut, bent and curved oak plywood whose sinuous lines are reminiscent of the Japanese tradition of origami.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2009

With the Ombra Tokyo chair, Charlotte Perriand came up with an iconic piece with great visual appeal and exquisite refinement, conjured from a single sheet of oak plywood, cut, folded and curved to evoke the Japanese origami tradition. This chair was first shown in 1953, its slim-line seat being an absolute first. Stackable, light, and functional, the Ombra Tokyo chair is the perfect synthesis of gesture, form, and technology, expressing to perfection Perriand’s design ethos. The constructional techniques applied by Cassina shapes the material in full respect of the original design, and its timeless personality.

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Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand full membership of that avant-garde cultural movement which, from the first decades of the twentieth century, brought about a profound change in aesthetic values and gave birth to a truly modern sensitivity towards everyday life. In this context, her specific contribution focuses on interior composition, conceived as creating a new way of living, still today at the heart of contemporary lifestyle. In the sphere of twentieth century furnishing history, the advent of modernity made possible the entrepreneurial audacity of this true reformer of interior design.

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The Ombra Tokyo chair was exhibited for the first time in 1953 and immediately captured everyone’s attention, thanks to its slender seat, an innovative first for the times.

Structure

Stackable.

Structure

Curved beech plywood veneered in oak.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2009

DESIGN BY
Charlotte Perriand
PRODUCTION YEAR

2009

DESIGN BY
Charlotte Perriand

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