Elegant and sophisticated Hollywood Regency Travertine, brass and glass side table designed by Vico Magistretti in the late 1970s for Cattelan. The Travertin and glass are both in perfect condition. The brass has some corrosion on it.
Euro 1.250
This beauty will be shipped overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US crate included is Euro 350.
Vico Magistretti was born on October 6, 1920 in Milan, Italy. He was the son of an architect. During the second world war, to avoid being deported to Germany, on September 8, 1943 he left Italy during his military service and moved to Switzerland. While in the country he taught at the local university and took courses at the Champ Universitaire Italien in Lausanne. While in Switzerland he met Ernesto Nathan Rogers, who turned out to be his maestro. According to The Guardian, “He soon came under the influence of the architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers, whose humanist ideas for the reconstruction of postwar Italy inspired a whole series of intellectuals. At that time Magistretti took part in work on the extraordinary experimental neighbourhood on the edge of Milan known as QT8, where a group of architects and planners were given complete freedom. Magistretti built its “poetic” round church. He returned to Milan in 1945,[ graduating from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1945. After graduation he worked at the firm owned by his father, Pier Giulio, with the architect Paolo Chessa. He worked initially in urban design in Milan. In the 1950s he moved into the field of mass-produced furniture and lamps. Some became museum pieces. Among other, he worked for the following companies: Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fritz hansen, Kartell, Schiffini. According to The Guardian, “His first great success came with the world famous Carimate chair produced by the Cassina company. The chair was a bestseller for years and mixed rural simplicity (the straw of the seat) with urban sophistication. There were the smooth lines of the wooden supports and legs, the colour, the pop-art bright red frame and elements of Scandinavian design.