COFFE TABLE MOD. "MONOGOLD" DESIGNED BY YVES KLEIN
“IKB” model coffee table designed by the French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962). Table composed of a box made of perplex with a glass top lid inside which Klein blue pigments are distributed in powder format. Legs made of stainless steel. This piece contains a certificate of authenticity from the publisher at the bottom as well as the numbering. Original design from 1963 and edited by Yves Klein Estate Paris.
This piece contains at the bottom a certificate of authenticity from the publisher as well as numbering. Original design from 1963 and edited by Yves Klein Estate Paris.
Measurements: W125 x D 100 x H 35 cm
Yves Klein, the monochrome. Neodadaist, Pop, Abstract... We could label his work with hundreds of words, without defining any of them. In the end, the artist invented the concept of Noveau Réalisme, which is one of the numerous avant-garde artistic trends of the 60s that sought in some way to unite life and art.
Klein's work is almost exclusively monochromatic, and in fact in the end he only used one color, International Klein Blue (IKB). He also did numerous artistic actions such as painting women's bodies blue (anthropometry), recording a long monotonous chord, exposing an empty room (there were 3,000 people queuing to see it) or stamping rain on a canvas while driving at 110 kilometers per hour.
Measurements: W 125 x D 100 x H 38 cm
Rectangular coffee table designed by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia, made with a lacquered steel structure and transparent glass top.
Measurements: W 118 x D 180 x H 25.5 cm
Paolo Piva (1950-2017) was a prominent Italian architect and designer. He studied architecture at the IUAV in Venice and graduated in 1973. Early on, he designed furniture for Adria Fama and later focused on architectural projects, teaching and product design.
His collaboration on an exhibition on social housing in Vienna took him to Vienna, where he taught design since 1988 and lived with his family. Piva stood out for his focus on functionality and innovation in furniture design, leaving a lasting legacy in the design industry.
Domus n. 541, Dicembre 1974
«Guanabara» dining table designed by Jorge Zalszupin and edited by his manufacture L’Atelier. Top made of jacaranda wood and base made of concrete covered with leather. Brazil 1970
Measurements: W 305 x D 120 x H 78 cm
Jorge Zalszupin was born in 1922 in Poland, but his career in design really took off after emigrating to Brazil after World War II. His association with renowned modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer had a significant impact on his style and aesthetic.
During that time, influenced by Niemeyer, Le Corbusier and Lúcio Costa, the Brazilian variant of modernist architecture was developed. The furniture designed in Zalszupin's studio perfectly reflects this period of design history, combining sensuality and formal simplicity. His work contributed notably to the rich tradition of Brazilian design in the context of the modernist movement.
In this Guanabara dining table, Jose Zalszupin uses a simple structure supported by two wooden supports, on which rests a solid marble top. What is notable about his design is the way in which he gives prominence to the materials used.
The grooves on the surface of the table are the only decorative element, and the meeting between marble and wood becomes a focal point that provides tension and contrast to the work. This approach highlights the natural beauty of materials and showcases their ability to create design pieces that celebrate the essence of the elements that compose them.
Literature: Santos, Mario Cecília Loschiavo dos. Jorge Zalszupin. Modern design in Brasil. Sao Paulo: Olhares, 2014, p. 142 – 145 – Móvel. Brasileiro Moderno. Brasil: FGV Projectos, 2012, p. 269.
Table-mounted gaming roulette made of solid mahogany wood with brass waist and feet. Top made of oak wood that hides the roulette, since this type of pieces is used for clandestine games. France 1940.
Measurements: Diameter 95 x H 80 cm
Table designed by LA Studio composed of two independent pieces of a sculptural nature. Made of Carrara marble and Arabescato marble, with details on top and brass bases.
Dimensions: W 245 x D 105 x H 75 cm
Table «xxx» designed by Johanna Grawunder in 2009 and edited by Glas Italia. Made of transparent pink, orange and yellow glass. 6 + 6 mm stratified glass top in pink. 2017.
Measurements: Diameter 80 x H 30 cm
Johanna Grawunder is a designer and artist working on a wide range of projects, ranging from color installations and large street lighting projects to architectural interventions, interior designs and limited edition furniture.
Additionally, he has created lighting collections for Carpenters Workshop Gallery in the United States and Europe. His versatility has allowed him to collaborate with prominent architects and designers, creating custom lighting installations for his projects. In addition, he has designed products for important companies such as Flos, Boffi and GlasItalia.
With a background in architecture, Johanna Grawunder was drawn to the world of lighting from the beginning of her career. She has sought to integrate architectural principles and scale, unconventional building materials and advanced lighting technology into her designs.
His work is in collections at various museums, including the High Museum of Atlanta, LACMA, CNAP, SFMOMA, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. from Paris.
Johanna Grawunder has left a significant mark on the world of contemporary art and design with her innovative lighting designs and interdisciplinary approach.