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Low table GC56, 1954

Mahogany and Saint Gobain glass
16 9/10 × 47 1/5 × 20 1/10 in
43 × 120 × 51 cm
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Charron Groupe 4 edition
René-Jean Caillette
French, 1919–2004
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Rene-Jean Caillette’s Diamond chair (1958) is an icon of French modernism. Made of pressure-formed plywood, it won the gold medal at the Brussels 1958 international EXPO, and is indicative of the designer’s austere and refined style. He collaborated with Alain Richard, Genevieve Dangles, and Joseph Andre Motte as Group 4, leading voices in design during France’s post-war reconstruction. Together, they worked to bring design to all people, using simple forms made of affordable materials like plastic, rattan, and Formica. But wood in particular was important for Caillette. "I am the son of a cabinetmaker,” he said. “And I still remember the smell of wood shavings in the workshop of my father."

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About the work
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Charron Groupe 4 edition
René-Jean Caillette
French, 1919–2004
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Rene-Jean Caillette’s Diamond chair (1958) is an icon of French modernism. Made of pressure-formed plywood, it won the gold medal at the Brussels 1958 international EXPO, and is indicative of the designer’s austere and refined style. He collaborated with Alain Richard, Genevieve Dangles, and Joseph Andre Motte as Group 4, leading voices in design during France’s post-war reconstruction. Together, they worked to bring design to all people, using simple forms made of affordable materials like plastic, rattan, and Formica. But wood in particular was important for Caillette. "I am the son of a cabinetmaker,” he said. “And I still remember the smell of wood shavings in the workshop of my father."

Low table GC56, 1954

Mahogany and Saint Gobain glass
16 9/10 × 47 1/5 × 20 1/10 in
43 × 120 × 51 cm
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