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Mahogany Bench with Drawer, Cansado, Steph Simon.

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Bench with one storage box: black lacquered metal legs, mahogany slats and box covered with black laminate. Midnight blue cotton velvet mattress and back.

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.

Literature : Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un art d'habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, page 440.
François Laffanour, Steph Simon, Rétrospective 1956-1974, Paris, 2007
Height35 cm (13 3/4")
Width250 cm (98 1/2")
Depth70 cm (27 1/2")
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Year Circa 1962
Medium Mahogany, metal, velvet
Country France
Provenance Cansado, Mauritania
Condition Fair - Shows some scratches