Wooden screen by Cassina in a dining room

Paravent Ambassade screen by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina

Dezeen Showroom: the wooden Paravent Ambassade screen, designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1966, has been put into production for the first time courtesy of furniture brand Cassina.

Perriand originally conceived Paravent Ambassade for the residence of the Japanese ambassador to France in Faubourg Saint-Honoré, designed by architect Junzo Sakakura.

Paravent Ambassade screen by Charlotte Perriand behind a green chair
Each screen contains 313 wooden blocks connected by metal rods

The screen contains 313 wooden blocks connected by metal rods, allowing it to be easily adjusted to suit different spaces.

"The furniture was partly integrated into the architecture and partly intended to be mobile," Cassina explained.

The original Paravent Ambassade was made from discarded rosewood pieces from the production of Perriand's Tabouret stools.

Wooden screen by Cassina
The screen is available in natural oak or Canaletto walnut

But now, the screen has been reimagined in collaboration with Perriand's daughter Pernette Perriand-Barsac and made available in natural oak or Canaletto walnut.

"These wooden elements are offset to create a visual interplay of volume and voids," Cassina said. "An elaborate weave of wood, the screen becomes a work of art that reveals transparencies and at the same time creates privacy."

Product: Paravent Ambassade screen
Designer:
Charlotte Perriand
Brand:
Cassina
Contact:
info@cassina.it

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