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Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

Italian, 1927-2007

Of his mid-century modern furniture designs, which marry minimalist simplicity with elegance and symmetry, Italian designer Giovanni Offredi once said: “Beauty should not be confused with appearance, since the latter is the superficial part of the form.”   

Born in Milan, in 1927, Offredi did not pursue formal education as an architect, unlike many of his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. He also did not begin designing furniture until later in his career. His earliest known furnishings were commissioned by wealthy Milanese families in 1960.

It wasn’t until the late 1960s — when Offredi met Sergio Saporiti, owner of Italian furniture manufacturer and design shop Saporiti — that his furniture designs would become more prominent. In 1970, Offredi entered into a partnership with Saporiti, producing several innovative and modernistic furniture lines. 

Among Offredi’s most notable pieces are the gently curving Wave chair, sofa and lounge chair, the Onda coffee table and the Paracarro dining room table, with its cylindrical concrete base, glass top and metal cross section. He also designed a series of credenzas and sideboards in lacquered wood, featuring a high gloss finish and bold colors.

Offredi enjoyed a successful collaboration with Saporiti throughout the 1970s. In 1984, he began a partnership with Italian cabinet and kitchen manufacturer Snaidero, designing modern kitchens. His final kitchen design, Kube, in 2006, featured streamlined forms, contrasting materials and colors and a recessed aluminum toe kick with a reflective mirror finish, which made the kitchen appear suspended above the ground. The kitchen won a Good Design Award from the Chicago Design Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in 2008. Offredi never had the opportunity to accept that prize — he died in 2007.

Although Offredi’s works are relatively obscure, they are sought out by in-the-know furniture collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. 

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Giovanni Offredi chairs, tables, case pieces and storage cabinets.

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Creator: Giovanni Offredi
Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti 'Paracarro' Dining Table in Glass and Mosaic
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, 'Paracarro' dining table, glass, concrete, chrome-plated steel, mosaic, Italy, 1970 This sculptural dining table is designed by Giovanni Offredi for S...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete, Steel, Chrome

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Dining Table with Sculptural Base
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, dining table, cast aluminum, glass, wood, Italy, 1970s This sculptural dining table is designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti in the seventies. The...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

'Paracarro' Concrete Dining Table by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia, 1970s
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This sleek modern 'Paracarro' dining table by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia was sculpted from concrete and chromed steel during the 1970s in Italy. A .75" thick and 50" diameter glass top adorns this stylish table which works great for dinners, games, meetings and as a center table and suitable for indoor or outdoor applications. *NOTE, we have a 2nd table available if you are looking for a pair. One larger glass can be made with both bases underneath if you wish to have one large table. Great for collectors and interior designers, using...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete, Steel, Chrome

Rare Dining table by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italy
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Nijlen, VAN
Beautiful brutalist but elegant dining table by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti. This table was made in the late 70's. This particular table is model Paracarro. It features a heavy c...
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1980s Italian Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Stone

Giovanni Offredi Square Dining Table
By Giovanni Offredi
Located in Shibuya-ku, 13
Giovanni Offredi was a prominent Italian furniture and product designer of the late 20th century, whose designs are characterised by their simplicity and elegance, but also by their ...
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Wood

Modernist Vintage Stone Dining Table Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti 1973 Italy
By Giovanni Offredi
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage dining table Paracarro from stone by Giovanni Offredi 1973, Italy and executed by Saporiti. The circular base from stone shows a chrome cross for placing t...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Stone

Tavolo da pranzo "Paracarro", design Giovanni OFFREDI per SAPORITI. Italia, 1973
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Milano, IT
Tavolo da pranzo "Paracarro", design Giovanni OFFREDI per SAPORITI. Italia, 1973
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Granite

Paracarro table, Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti, Italy, 1970s
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
Resulting from the fruitful and long collaboration between the talented Italian designer Giovanni Offredi and the furniture manufacturer Sergio Saporiti, this Paracarro table made in 1970 is the very example of the harmony between rationality and fantasy, systematically sought after by its creator. Literally understand the "mile marker...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete, Cement, Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Giovanni Offredi Concrete Chrome "Paracarro" Saporiti Art Glass 1970
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in DE MEERN, NL
Iconic Mid-Century Dining Table: Giovanni Offredi's "Paracarro" for Saporiti Indulge in the allure of mid-century design with the exquisite "Paracarro" dining table by renowned Italian designer Giovanni Offredi, exclusively crafted for Saporiti in 1970. This iconic piece marries the era's elegance with contemporary versatility, boasting a solid concrete base, chrome supports, and a bespoke frosted glass top. Dive into the heritage of Giovanni Offredi and Saporiti while embracing inspiration for incorporating this timeless table into diverse interior styles. Giovanni Offredi and Saporiti: Giovanni Offredi, a visionary designer celebrated for his innovative approach to furniture, left an indelible mark on the mid-century design movement. Collaborating with Saporiti, an Italian furniture brand renowned for its avant-garde creations, Offredi's "Paracarro" dining table emerged as a testament to his artistic prowess and the brand's commitment to pushing design boundaries. Product Highlights: Solid Concrete Base: The "Paracarro" dining table stands firm on a robust solid concrete base, reflecting a harmonious blend of raw aesthetics and structural integrity. Chrome Supports: Chrome supports not only provide stability but also add a touch of modernity, bridging the gap between mid-century charm and contemporary flair. Custom Brut Frosted Glass Top: Elevating its uniqueness, the table boasts a one-of-a-kind brut frosted glass top. This bespoke element casts a soft, diffused light, creating an inviting ambiance for gatherings. Perfect Dimensions: With a diameter of 129.5 cm and a height of 72.5 cm, the "Paracarro" dining table is designed to accommodate intimate gatherings while making a bold visual statement. Styling Options: Mid-Century Modern: Embrace the essence of mid-century modern design by surrounding the "Paracarro" dining table with iconic chairs featuring sleek lines, organic forms, and warm wood tones. Incorporate abstract art pieces, geometric-patterned rugs, and statement lighting to infuse a sense of nostalgia and sophistication. Post-Modern: Embrace post-modern aesthetics by juxtaposing the table's clean lines with bold colors and eclectic shapes. Consider pairing the "Paracarro" with avant-garde chairs in unconventional materials, and accessorize with sculptural decor items. Think asymmetry, playful contrasts, and a touch of irony to create an unconventional yet harmonious ambiance. Scandinavian Modern: Channel Scandinavian simplicity by letting the table's unique materials shine. Combine it with minimalist, light-toned...
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1970s Italian Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete, Chrome

Giovanni Offredi Dining Table for Saporiti, 1970s
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Concrete and metal center or dining table designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italy model 'Paracarro'. The table comes with its original squared with rounded edges table...
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1970s Italian Brutalist Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete

Customized 'Paracarro' Dining Table Bases by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti 1970s
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of 'Paracarro' dining table bases are by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia which are sculpted from concrete and chromed steel with ceramic tiles in a mosaic form during ...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete, Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Giovanni Offredi Paracarro Dining Table and Chairs for Saporiti, 1973
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Roma, IT
Unique "Paracarro" model dining table with a set of four chairs. It was designed by Giovanni Offredi and produced by Saporiti in Italy during 1973. Based on a prototype project, i...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete, Chrome, Steel

Saporiti Dining Table in Bird's-Eye Maple by Giovanni Offredi
By Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Stunning piece of Italian design, this large luxurious dining table. It features a top in bird's-eye maple with a modern, grid pattern decoration. It's feet can be mounted in two wa...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Birdseye Maple

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italian Texture Concrete and Glass Dining Table
By Giovanni Offredi
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (circa 1979) 'Paracarro' circular dining table with a textured concrete plinth base with an inset polished chrome support beneath a...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Concrete

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Dining Table in Birdseye Maple
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Chicago, IL
Giovanni Offredi for saporiti dining table in birdseye maple, with marquetry abstract designs on the surface.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Birdseye Maple

Giovanni Offredi Sunny Round Pedestal Table in Wood and Glass by Saporiti 1970s
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Sunny pedestal table with a structure in wood and a round-shaped tabletop in smoked glass, designed by Giovanni Offredi and manufactured by Saporiti during the 1970s. Giovanni Offredi was a prominent Italian furniture and product designer of the second half of the 20th century. As opposed to most of the other Italian furniture designers of his time, Giovanni Offredi was not an architect, nor did he start designing early in his professional career. Instead, Offredi partially fits the career path of some of the talented contemporary designers who pursue product design outside of formal education in architecture. The earliest furniture design work known by Giovanni Offredi consists of exemplary furnishings made specifically for some of wealthy families in Milan. Such is the case of the works done by Offredi for Casa C., in 1960, in Gorgonzola, a small town 14 miles from Milan. These works were designed with a surprisingly minimal simplicity and elegance, and they also clearly display a hallmark of his design work with the use of angular lines and exposed metal or wood frames—not unlike some of the modern Scandinavian designs of the time. In the late 1960s, Giovanni Offredi met Sergio Saporiti, the owner of an Italian design shop and furniture maker Saporiti, and in 1970, Offredi formalized a partnership with the furniture maker. This partnership would be long and successful and resulted in many furniture designs of distinct precision that were clearly modern and innovative and that went on to enjoy considerable commercial success. The most prominent furniture designs that Offredi made for Saporiti include the Paracarro table...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Smoked Glass, Wood

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Dining Table
By Giovanni Offredi
Located in Chicago, IL
Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia dining table. Black stained bird’s eye maple table top on black lacquer base.
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Giovanni Offredi Dining Room Tables

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Birdseye Maple

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Giovanni Offredi dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Giovanni Offredi dining room tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of stone and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Giovanni Offredi dining room tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dining room tables by Giovanni Offredi were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the late 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider dining room tables by B&B Italia, Zanotta, and Willy Rizzo. Prices for Giovanni Offredi dining room tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,650 and can go as high as $12,800, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,147.

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