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"Cubo Magico" Coffee Table by Gabriella Crespi

$53,250.67Asking Price

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"Cubo magico" coffee table by Gabriella Crespi, Italy, 1970s. Plurimi collection. Example provided with "Certificate of Authenticity" released by Archivio Gabriella Crespi. Brass. Measures: 60 x 60 x H 46 cm. 23.6 x 23.6 x H 18.1 in. Literature: Anne Bony, Gabriella Crespi, Piasa Editions, Paris, 2014, p.103; Masini, Gabriella Crespi. Spirito e Materia. Arte e Design. Odoya, Bologna, 2018, p. 81. Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may be applied depending on the ship-to location.

Details

  • Creator
    Gabriella Crespi (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.12 in. (46 cm)Width: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 59821stDibs: LU4963218085511

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About the Designer

Gabriella Crespi

Bronze discs that open up like clamshells for storage and fold back in to become side tables. Sleek cubes barely suspended off the ground that transform into full-size dining tables. Clean-lined boxes that contain multilevel shelving. Looking at the work of Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, born in 1922 and who still produced furniture in her Milan studio until her death in 2017, it’s hard to believe that many of these highly functional pieces — modernist Rubik’s Cubes of materials, colors and ergonomics — were created decades ago. Among her best-known creations, the bronze Ellisse table, 1976, and her bronze-and-lacquer Yang-Yin bar, 1979, encapsulate a designer who had a strong dualism in her vision, mixing humble and precious materials, for instance, or creating geometric shapes that were softened by sensual surfaces. Crespi began studying architecture in 1944 at the Politecnico, in Milan, where she was among just a handful of women, and became profoundly influenced by the work of Charles-Édouard "Le Corbusier" Jeanneret and Frank Lloyd Wright. After getting married and having children, she launched her own collections, from jewelry to furniture, and soon gained a loyal following, with design houses such as Maison Dior snapping pieces up for their own lines. She began work on her most iconic collection, Plurimi, in the late 1960s, and the series — including her Dama table, which plays on the themes of volume, light and adaptability that Crespi has explored throughout her career — flourished through the 1970s and early ’80s. Then there is her famed Z desk, from a mid-1970s series, which manages to be both stylish and humorous, looking like it’s ready to leap off the floor at any moment. Well-born and beautiful, Crespi garnered attention among the jet set. She was a muse to Valentino, and her pieces appeared in the homes of Princess Grace of Monaco, the Shah of Iran and Greek shipping magnate George Livanos. In 1987, with her children now adults, the designer surprised everyone when she moved to the foot of the Indian Himalayas to study with the guru Sri Muniraj. This turned into a 20-year self-imposed exile that, if anything, made her pieces even more sought-after by collectors. 
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