Stool designed by Le Corbusier in 1952-1959. Relaunched in 2018. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. This stool/low table was created for the children’s rooms in the Unité d’Habitation in Nantes Rezé. Designed using the poetics of the objet Trouvé, dear to Le Corbusier in the latter part of his life, this piece is now available with a number of added details compared to the original in the Cassina collection. Developed after the first design for the Tabouret Cabanon in 1952, whose main face measured 43cm x 43cm, this piece was a precursor to the 43cm x 33cm Tabouret du Brésil, the main difference being that its joints were less complex. The other two versions are characterized by dovetail joints while this version privileges simple right-angles. The rectangular slots each side, featuring unrounded corners, are used for lifting and moving the stool. Production delay: 8-9 weeks Important information regarding images of products: Please note that some of the images show other colors and variations of the model, these images are only to present interior design proposals. The item that is selling is on the first image. Important information regarding color(s) of products: Actual colors may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor, laptop, tablet and phone screen has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colors differently. We try to edit our photos to show all of our products as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual color may vary slightly from your monitor About the designer: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was born in La Chauxde-Fonds, in the Swiss Canton of Jura, in 1887; and died in France, in Roquebrune-CAP-Martin, on the French Côte d'Azur, in 1965. At the beginning of his career, his work was greeted with some reluctance due to its supposed "revolutionary" character and the radical aspect it acquired through his "purist" experiments; In any case, already at that time, he received the recognition he deserved and the admiration of the majority. His message is still being assimilated by an increasing number of people in the profession, but his eccentric avant-garde attitude should be properly taken into account for the use of rational systems in his planning method, as reflected in extremely simple modules and forms based on functional logic. "A functionalism that does not tend to exalt the mechanical function to the detriment of the symbolic but rather to the rejection of the symbol, which he now considers obsolete and insignificant, and the recovery of the practical function as a symbol of new values" (¹) In his activities as an urban planner, architect and designer, his method of study continued to develop, sometimes going from one extreme to another in a complex plastic language. Some examples of this are: Unité d'Habitation, Marseille (1946-1952); the Chapel in Ronchamp (1950-1955); the Dominican Monastery «La Tourette» (1951-1956); the Zurich Center (1964-1965) the Hospital in Venice (1965). The same dedication will be found in the design of diverse furniture, such as: the furniture of "Equipement intérieur de la maison" (tables, chairs, sofas and armchairs) designed for the Salon d'Automne in 1928 with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and “Casiers Standard”, a system of modular units designed for the Esprit Nouveau Pavilion in 1925 in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret. Cassina reproposes these “updated” furniture; it’s clear and essential shape is easily adaptable according to time and environment, constantly providing new meanings. (¹) G.C. Argan, Figurative Art in the Universal Encyclopedia of Art, vol. 1, col. 760 About the manufacturer: In a continuing dialogue between past, present, and future, Cassina has created the I Maestri collection, revisiting furnishing designs by the 20th century’s best-known architects, including Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Franco Albini, Frank Lloyd Wright and Marco Zanuso. While the designs and functional concepts have been precisely preserved, the models have been manufactured using evolved technology. This is also the company that has manufactured iconic pieces of contemporary design from the 1950s to the present day, ideated by some of the most important international designers. Today Cassina continues to look to the future of design with audacious, passionate curiosity and an open, holistic approach. It affirms its exclusive ability to furnish a home’s living and dining spaces completely and iconically with The Cassina Perspective: a concept, a philosophy, an informed, futuristic thought. A detailed, expansive horizon of combinations; when placed together, the products have an innovative soul and the modern icons create authentic, welcoming, personal atmospheres involved in a conversation dominated by a code of design excellence, formal sensitive awareness, solidity and cultural authority.