Bench or daybed with one storage box designed by Charlotte Perriand at the end of the 50s : black lacquered metal legs, ash slats and box covered with black laminate. The mattress and cushions have been restored in a Nobilis ivory fabric.
Provenance: Executives' house in the mining town of Cansado, Mauritania. Cansado is a mining town built in the 1960s by the Mauritanian Iron Mines Company "MIFERMA" to house its staff. Part of the furniture was designed by Charlotte Perriand between 1959 and 1967.
Manufacturer : Steph Simon, Circa 1959- 1967. Bibliography : Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un art d'habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, page 440. François Laffanour, Steph Simon, Rétrospective 1956-1974, Paris, 2007
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Mining Town of Cansado, Mauritania
Good vintage condition, restored cushions