Beautiful Sculptural Form Bed with Nightstands by Luciano Frigerio, Italy, 1970

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Beautiful sculptural form double bed with pair of very rare matching nightstands in a classical style by Italian master craftsmen Luciano Frigerio (1928-1999), circa 1970

The stunning headboard features nine bronze sculptural relief colonnettes in cast bronze set into a brass anodized aluminium classical style frame. The side and foot frame elements are in an enameled finish, we can have the side and foot rails reenameled in a choice of colours such as white should you wish the rails to match the color of the nightstands .. We have not attempted to refinish this bed in any way in order to protect the originality and authenticity of the piece.

The pair of rare matching nighstands are made of lacquered wood and feature one pull out drawer at the top and a drop down door at the bottom, both with bronze sculptural relief handles from the same family motif as the colonettes on the headboard.

Dimensions:

Bed:
Length 80.5"; width 70.5"; height of headboard 41"; height of side rails 12.2"
maximum mattress dimension: 66.14" X 77.55"
or
Length 204.5 cm; width 179cm; height of headboard 104cm; height of side rails: 31cm; maximum matress dimension: 168cm wide x 197cm long

Note: the bed requires a self supporting box type matress.

Nighstand dimensions:
Width 23.6", depth 15.35"; height 21.06"
or
Width 60 cm; depth 39 cm; height 53.5 cm

Luciano Frigerio was the son of a cabinet-maker from Desio, near Milan. By the age of 25, he had trained with many of the master craftsmen of his day. He would visit their workshops when pieces were being made for luminaries such as Gio` Ponti, Franco Albini and Carlo de Carli and apply what he had learned to his own furniture. The results were highly original, eclectic pieces, masterful in their use of color, finish and detail. From the 1970s to the 1990s, Frigerio di Desio showrooms opened in cities all over Italy and Mr Frigerio himself completed many private commissions, among them two hand-carved lecterns for Pope John XXIII, which are still in the Basilica di San Pietro e Paolo in Rome today.


Details
Creator
Luciano Frigerio (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
circa 1970
Period
1970-1979
Materials and Techniques
Enameled   Metal
Anodized   Aluminum
Cast   Bronze
Lacquered   Wood
Brass
Condition
Good. Very nice original vintage condition with minor user wear consistent with age and use, detailed condition report upon request.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
40.94 in. H x 70.47 in. W x 80.51 in. D
104 cm H x 179 cm W x 205 cm D
Dealer Location
bergen op zoom, Netherlands
Number of Items
3
Reference Number
LU93018088153
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in bergen op zoom, NL

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