Charlotte Perriand's Ventaglio 511 Table

Charlotte Perriand's Ventaglio 511 Table

Aaron Able
Oct 29, 2007

Abstraction. Known for her collaborations with Le Corbusier and her Asian inspired designs, French architect Charlotte Perriand designed the Ventaglio 511 in 1972. Resissued by Cassina in 2004 as part of the Masters Series, the odd fan-shaped table has three unique legs and creates unconventional seating arrangements...

We became interested in sharing this table after reading Rob Walker's most recent Consumed column (from the NYT Magazine) with interest — his column discusses watches and how their design has often trumped their original function of telling time. While this unique table continues to perform all the functions of a table — although differently — it highlights Charlotte Perriand's contribution to the modern movement in producing works that transcend the basic function and present something new. The table is available from Cassina in a natural or low-sheen, black-stained oak for approximately $10,000. (Pics: Cassina)HistoryTables-DiningTables-Desks
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