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'Coclea' Convertible Cocktail / Dining Table by Maison Jansen, c. 1970

$17,000

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This 'Coclea' table (also known as Pétales) is a breathtaking and innovative solution which transforms from cocktail table to dining table with a push of a button, designed by Fabrizio Cocchia & Gianfranco Fini for Luigi Sormani (Italy), and distributed by Maison Jansen in the 1970s. This geometric form table features four adjustable surfaces (petals) that rise via mechanized steel rods for dining height use, single buttons on each side are used to release the platform so that it can rise to its full height. Beautiful black lacquered surfaces throughout making this a breathtaking focal point in any sitting room it’s placed. This Coclea / Pétales table by Fabrizio Cocchia & Gianfranco Fini for Luigi Sormani and distributed by Maison Jansen would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. LITERATURE: James Archer Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 307. MEASUREMENTS: H 14.5" x W 59" x D 59" CONDITION: Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear including scratches, scuffs, dings and minor dents, one greater dent on lower corner. Mechanisms function properly. Overall attractive vintage example ready for immediate use or can be refinished upon request.

Details

  • Creator
    Sormani (Maker),Maison Jansen (Retailer),Fabrizio Cocchia (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)Width: 59 in (149.86 cm)Depth: 59 in (149.86 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    c 1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition. Mechanisms function properly. Ready for immediate use. See description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330227556212

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Retailer

Maison Jansen

The Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen (1854–1928) was only in his mid-20s when he set up his Parisian design business in 1880. By the time he died, Maison Jansen had become the world’s first international decorating firm. Today, it is still regarded as one of the most notable firms and period furniture manufacturers in history, with its vintage floor lamps, tables, dressers and other furnishings remaining in demand.

Maison Jansen initially came to international prominence in 1883 when the young Jean-Henri Jansen traveled to Amsterdam to participate in the International Colonial Exposition, an event that featured presentations by 28 different nations and was attended by over a million visitors. There he exhibited as part of the French pavilion and won the silver medal. This led to two prominent new clients: King William III of the Netherlands and King Alfonso XII of Spain. Next was King Leopold II of Belgium for the interiors of the Château du Laeken, as well as commissions for Egypt’s King Farouk and Great Britain’s King Edward VII. Thanks to his participation in global expositions and fairs, Jansen expanded the renown of the firm so that its studios would reign in such major cities as London, New York, Buenos Aires, Cairo and many more.

Jansen was not only sought after for his taste but also for his custom period-inspired pieces. For example, in the Count and Countess de Revilla de Camargo’s Havana mansion, Jansen designed Louis XV–style furniture crafted from Cuban mahogany, enhancing Maison Jansen’s reputation as an expert maker. His custom furniture business was so successful that by 1900 he had opened his own atelier and employed around 700 artisans. In the 1960s, the firm, then led by Stéphane Boudin, worked with Jacqueline Kennedy on the refurbishment of rooms in the White House, including such spaces as the Queens’ Sitting Room, which featured bright blue fabric and neoclassical details.

Maison Jansen continued to produce furniture designs through the 20th century, responding to shifting tastes from Art Nouveau to Modern Regency. The atelier and studio officially closed its doors in 1989.

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such designers as Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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