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Mahogany Slats CANSADO Bench, circa 1962.

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Thirteen mahogany slats bench and black lacquered metal legs.Midnight blue velvet mattress and cushions.
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.

Bibiliography :
- Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Un art d'habiter, 1903-1959, Paris, 2005, page 440 for similar pieces.
- François Laffanour, Steph Simon, Retrospective 1956-1974, Paris, 2007.
- Catalogue d'exposition Pierre Jeanneret, Galerie Downtown, 2015, p. 41.
- Jacques Barsac, Charlotte Perriand, Complete works volume 3, 1956-1968, Scheidegger & Spiess.
Height23.5 cm (9 1/4")
Width190 cm (74 3/4")
Depth70 cm (27 1/2")
More Information
Year Circa 1962
Medium Acajou, metal, velvet
Country France
Provenance Provenance: Executives' house in the mining town of Cansado, Mauritania.
Condition Good - Lighlty used