One drawer desk by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1962.

REF: 1859

One drawer desk by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1962.

REF: 1859

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Rare one-drawer desk designed by Charlotte Perriand in the late 1950s.

The rectangular top is covered with gray melamine and rests on a black lacquered metal structure. A red molded plastic drawer, patented by Charlotte Perriand, energizes the whole thing.

Cansado is a mining town built in the 1960s by the Société des Mines de Fer de Mauritanie "MIFERMA" to house its staff. Part of the furniture was designed by Charlotte Perriand between 1959 and 1967.

Manufacturer : Steph Simon, Circa 1959 - 1967.
Embossed drawer: "MODELE CHARLOTTE PERRIAND BREVETE S.G.D.G"

Bibliography:
-Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, The Complete Works, vol. 3, Edition Norma, 2017, p. 117-120, Furniture for Miferma for more information on this period.

  • Height 75 cm / 29 "
  • Width 100 cm / 39 "
  • Depth 50 cm / 19 "

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  • Year Circa 1962
  • Medium Metal, laminate wood
  • Country France
  • Provenance Mining town of Cansado, Mauritania
  • Condition Nice patina, traces of use consistent with age, corner lacking on the drawer