Charlotte Perriand, ‘Cansado Sideboard’, 1958, DADA STUDIOS

Three doors sideboard from "Cité Cansado." Perriand was commissioned to do a mining town for the "Société des Mines de Fer de Mauritanie" to house its staff. Creating from the urbanism to furniture, and of course the architecture of the diferents types of buildings. Built during the start of the 1960s.

In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.

Manufacturer: Steph Simon

Cansado, Mauritania (Africa).

About Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand was a rare female voice among the avant-garde designers whose designs shaped modern living in the early 20th century. As a student, she rejected the popular Beaux-Arts style and found inspiration instead in machine-age technology. She joined the studio of Le Corbusier at 24, where she experimented with steel, aluminum, and glass, developing a series of tubular steel chairs that remain a modern icon. In 1940, she traveled to Japan to advise the government on how to export products to the West, and spent WWII exiled in Vietnam, where she discovered local woodwork and weaving techniques and embraced natural materials. “The most important thing to realize is that what drives the modern movement is a spirit of enquiry; it’s a process of analysis and not a style,” she said near the end of her life. “We worked with ideals.”

French, 1903-1999, Paris, France