Plana

Design Charlotte Perriand

EMOTION EXPRESSED

A designer coffee table where extremely complex technology meets simplicity of shape to express an essential modern furnishing concept that can be interpreted in classic and contemporary settings, from the living room to luxurious lounges.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2004

A coffee table in solid wood, extremely complex in terms of technology yet very simple in terms of design, this piece was created by Charlotte Perriand in 1969 for the Japanese embassy in Paris. The ideas for this table derives from the impact made on Perriand when she saw a colossal rock, whose enormous weight was undercut by the way the waves had eroded it, rendering it smooth. Thus the thick table-top and the concave edges, which enhance the beauty and serve to lighten the look. The contrast between the figurative impact and the rational perception of the real weight of the piece are what make it unique. Thanks to the meticulous manufacturing techniques employed, the table is able to withstand the risk of warping, which is the usual fate of wooden objects.

I Maestri

Charlotte Perriand

The contrast between the figurative impact and the rational perception of its actual weight indicates the uniqueness of an elegant but unconventional rectangular low table; it is extremely resistant to warping, which often occurs in wood structures.

The contrast between the figurative impact and the rational perception of its actual weight indicates the uniqueness of an elegant but unconventional rectangular low table; it is extremely resistant to warping, which often occurs in wood structures.

Top

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panel; solid oak or American walnut slats

Legs

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panel; solid oak or American walnut slats

Finish

Lacquered matt black; matt black open pore stain; natural matt

PRODUCTION YEAR

2004

DESIGN BY
Charlotte Perriand
PRODUCTION YEAR

2004

DESIGN BY
Charlotte Perriand

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