Dining Room Table La Rotonda by Mario Bellini for CassinaMario Bellini
Stunning solid Nutwood and glass round dining table La Rotanda designed by Mario Bellini in 1977 for the renown Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina. The striking design has a jacks-form base which supports the 165 cm diameter glass top. This beauty is in great condition It will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport is crate included.
Mario Bellini (born February 1, 1935, Milan) is an Italian architect and designer. He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Architecture in 1959 and began working as an architect himself in the early 1960s. He is the winner among others of 8 Compasso d’Oro and prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’Oro conferred on him by the President of the Italian Republic.
Like many other Italian architects, his activities range from architecture and urban planning to product and furniture design.
His career as a product and furniture designer began in 1963, and from 1963 to 1991 he was chief design consultant for Olivetti. For many years he designed furnishing products and systems for B&B Italia and Cassina, TV sets for Brionvega, and hi-fi systems, headphones and electric organs for Yamaha.
For five years he worked as an automobile design consultant with Renault.
In 1972 he was commissioned to design and build the prototype of the Kar-a-Sutra mobile environment for the exhibition “Italy: the New Domestic Landscape” at the MoMa in New York.
He has also designed for Fiat and Lancia (notably the interior of the 1980 Lancia Trevi, lamps for Artemide, Erco and Flos, and office furniture for Vitra.
Other firms for whom he has designed and/or continues to design products include (in Italy) Acerbis, Bras, Driade, Candy, Castilia, Flou, Kartell, Marcatrè, Meritalia, Poltrona Frau; (in Belgium) Ideal Standard; (in Germany) Lamy and Rosenthal; (in Japan) Fuji and Zojirushi; and (in the USA) Heller.