Plana
Coffee Table

Table Top : Solid Walnut Slats on MDF
Structure : Solid Walnut
Dimensions : 1830 x 600 x 330 mm

A coffee table in solid wood, extremely complex in terms of technology yet very simple in terms of design, this piece was created by Charlotte Perriand in 1969 for the Japanese embassy in Paris. The ideas for this table derives from the impact made on Perriand when she saw a colossal rock, whose enormous weight was undercut by the way the waves had eroded it, rendering it smooth. Thus the thick table-top and the concave edges, which enhance the beauty and serve to lighten the look. The contrast between the figurative impact and the rational perception of the real weight of the piece are what make it unique. Thanks to the meticulous manufacturing techniques employed, the table is able to withstand the risk of warping, which is the usual fate of wooden objects.

Top
· Wood particles panel (MDF). Finishing: matt black lacquer.
· Slats in massive oak wood. Finishing: matt black-dyed open pore
· Slats in massive American walnut wood. Finishing: natural matt.

Legs
· Wood particles panel (MDF). Finishing: matt black lacquer.
· Massive oak wood. Finishing: matt black-dyed open pore.
· Massive American walnut wood. Finishing: natural matt.
· Adhesive moulded felt pad.

Table Top : Solid Walnut Slats on MDF
Structure : Solid Walnut
Dimensions : 1830 x 600 x 330 mm

A coffee table in solid wood, extremely complex in terms of technology yet very simple in terms of design, this piece was created by Charlotte Perriand in 1969 for the Japanese embassy in Paris. The ideas for this table derives from the impact made on Perriand when she saw a colossal rock, whose enormous weight was undercut by the way the waves had eroded it, rendering it smooth. Thus the thick table-top and the concave edges, which enhance the beauty and serve to lighten the look. The contrast between the figurative impact and the rational perception of the real weight of the piece are what make it unique. Thanks to the meticulous manufacturing techniques employed, the table is able to withstand the risk of warping, which is the usual fate of wooden objects.

Top
· Wood particles panel (MDF). Finishing: matt black lacquer.
· Slats in massive oak wood. Finishing: matt black-dyed open pore
· Slats in massive American walnut wood. Finishing: natural matt.

Legs
· Wood particles panel (MDF). Finishing: matt black lacquer.
· Massive oak wood. Finishing: matt black-dyed open pore.
· Massive American walnut wood. Finishing: natural matt.
· Adhesive moulded felt pad.

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Description

The Cassina Plana Coffee Table is the perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication. The solid wood top and concave edge give it a bold look sure to turn heads, while the sleek design makes it perfect for any contemporary setting. Charlotte Perriand was inspired by a precariously balanced rock when she designed this table, and it is easy to see why. The thick top and concave edge lend an unmistakable feeling of lightness to the table, making it seem floating on air. This coffee table is a true triumph of organic synthesis and will become a focal point in any room.