Tabouret Meribel Stool
The Modern Movement was marked by a lively debate on how to reconcile regional traditions with the universal language of rationalism. Charlotte Perriand made a key contribution to this discussion by her return to simple materials and elementary forms, inspired in particular by Alpine architecture. “La manque de materiaux donnait de l’imagination”, wrote Charlotte in her memoirs, recalling that it was precisely the simplicity of materials that stimulated creativity in mountainous and rural populations.
Her great passion for the mountains is clear in two models that Cassina has revisited for the first time. The “Tabouret Méribel” and the “Tabouret Berger” both offer an elegant stylization of the traditional milking stool, a synthesis of a traditional model and universal form, deliberately less “rustic” and ideal for a contemporary home.
The tabourets, available in two different heights and three different essences of wood, can be used individually, in a group or also as small tables, enabling the creation of lively and dynamic arrangements. The art de vivre according to Charlotte Perriand is, above all else, about freedom of expression and movement.
This view of life and design is quite apparent in the “Table en forme libre” series from which Cassina presents a new edition. With its rounded and asymmetrical form, this tables is suitable for even the smallest spaces and as it is free of rough edges, it can comfortably seat more people. The plasticity of its form enhances the allure of the wood, evident in all its natural beauty, as if it were eroded by the wind and water.
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Cassina | 1953, 2013