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Aldo Tura

One of the most enigmatic and polarizing figures to emerge in Italian design, Aldo Tura is an outlier in the world of mid-century furniture. The designer’s glamorous bar carts, coffee tables, cabinets and more resist categorization and draw inspiration from Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Surrealist and modernist styles.

Tura moved through distinct phases in his career in terms of aesthetics, influences and finishes, rendering his life’s work exciting and diverse. Despite these phases, he held a singular devotion to one material: lacquered goatskin. Tura established a furniture production house in 1939 in Lombardy, and some of his early work focused on tables, decorative lamps and more. He later expanded to bar furnishings like rolling carts, cabinets and complementary barware accessories like ice buckets and cocktail shakers. The eccentric, gleaming and luxe surface of lacquered goatskin was a constant, along with eggshell, parchment and leather.

By the 1950s, Tura had begun to use hand-painted figural panels on the surface of cabinets, serveware (such as carafes) and other pieces. He even replicated famous works by artists like Monet and Bruegel the Elder and art from the Middle Ages, sometimes playfully embedding the paintings on cabinets shaped like oversize books. Even though he had a favored color palette of rich chocolate browns and deep emeralds, his style remained consistently hard to define.

Tura was unlike most of his Italian contemporaries but held a similar reverence for the nation’s traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. He never followed the growing trend of mass-produced, industrial furniture and stuck to creating small, meticulously handcrafted collections. This principled choice means that today, a Tura piece is a rare and highly coveted collectible. The Tura firm continues to operate in Brianza, promoting Italian craftsmanship and the eclectic materials embraced by their namesake designer.

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Designer: Aldo Tura
Vintage Rare Tura Canada Tan Leather 1970 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. Please noticed this item its nearly 50 years old and has been on a private collection, therefore the frame show sign of wear according to age and ...
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1960s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 425 Oversized Gold & White Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 348 Oversized Black Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Oversized Silver Rimless Translucent Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. Silver rimless frame to adapt your prescription lenses. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but fo...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 443 Oversized Gold Blue Gradient Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Vintage Rare Tura Canada Mod 791 Leather 1980 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Sunglasses circa 1980's by Tura. Please noticed this item its nearly 40 years old and has been on a private collection, therefore the frame show sign of wear according to age and ...
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1960s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970 A. A Sutain Uber Oversized Rimless Translucent Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura uber oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. Silver rimless frame to adapt your prescription lenses. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value b...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Rimless Silver Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra rare rimless sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history. ...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Oversized Copper Brown Gradient Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 145 Half Frame Blue Rhinestones RX Demo Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Tura 12K gold filled with blue rhinestones sunglasses circa 1970's. Half Frame with RX lenses. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importanc...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Bejewel Oversized Blue Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized bejewel sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970 Tura 145 Half Frame Clear Rhinestones RX Demo Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Tura 12K gold filled with clear rhinestones sunglasses circa 1970's. Half Frame with RX lenses. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importan...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Vintage Rare Tura Matte Grey Changeable Lenses 1970 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. Please noticed this item its nearly 50 years old and has been on a private collection, therefore the frame show sign of wear according to age and ...
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1960s Aldo Tura

Vintage Tura 1970's Blue Oversized Japan 1980 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Sunglasses circa 1980's by Tura. Please noticed this item its nearly 40 years old and has been on a private collection, therefore the frame show sign of wear according to age and ...
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1960s Aldo Tura

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Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Rimless Silver Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
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Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 145 Half Frame Blue Rhinestones RX Demo Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Tura 12K gold filled with blue rhinestones sunglasses circa 1970's. Half Frame with RX lenses. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importanc...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Vintage Rare Tura Matte Grey Changeable Lenses 1970 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
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1960s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970 Tura 145 Half Frame Clear Rhinestones RX Demo Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Tura 12K gold filled with clear rhinestones sunglasses circa 1970's. Half Frame with RX lenses. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importan...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 348 Oversized Black Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history...
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Vintage Rare Tura Canada Mod 791 Leather 1980 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Sunglasses circa 1980's by Tura. Please noticed this item its nearly 40 years old and has been on a private collection, therefore the frame show sign of wear according to age and ...
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1960s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Bejewel Oversized Blue Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized bejewel sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion...
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1970s Aldo Tura

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Tura vintage sunglasses, made in Japan. Green wire lightweight aviators unisex
By Aldo Tura
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Tura MODEL: 411 - Green MADE IN: Japan ERA: 1970s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 54mm / 2 1/8in Lens height: 46mm / 1 13/16in Bridge: 18mm / 11/...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970 Tura Blue Enamel & Gold Art Deco Blue Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 425 Oversized Tortoise Gold Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 425 Oversized Black Gold Light Lenses Sunglasses
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1970s Aldo Tura

Ultra Rare 1970's Tura 449 Oversized Gold Light Lenses Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Ultra Tura oversized sunglasses circa 1970's by Tura. This is a seldom and rare piece not only for its aesthetic value but for its importance in the sunglasses and fashion history...
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1970s Aldo Tura

Vintage Rare Tura Canada Tan Leather 1970 Sunglasses
By Aldo Tura
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
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Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
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Ultra Rare 1970's Tura Rimless Silver Light Lenses Sunglasses
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Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
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Aldo Tura fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Aldo Tura fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Robert La Roche, IDC Pour Marithe Francois Girbaud and , Bogner appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Aldo Tura fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $191 and tops out at $749, while the average work can sell for $524.

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