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Early Ado Chale 'Goutte d'Eau' Coffee Table in Patinated Bronze

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Ado Chale, 'Goutte d'Eau' coffee table, bronze and steel, Belgium, 1970s  Extraordinary coffee table by the Belgian designer Ado Chale. The piece shows a high level of details, notably the cast bronze table top. It shows a serene drawing of a water drop, hence its title. Chale was inspired by pre-Colombian culture during one of this travels that lead him to this design. This table is a larger model with a length of 150 cm/59 inches, and is an early model from the 1970s. The use of an almost architectural base in brushed metal makes the tabletop float in a way, which gives this heavy and sturdy table an interesting lightness. The table, almost a sculpture itself, is signed on the side of the table’s top. The tabletop has aged wonderful, with oxidation visible in the structure, which emphasizes the naturalistic pattern. Ado Chale (1928 - ) is a Belgian artist and designer who is known for his furniture and domestic objects that reference to the natural world in both the use of materials and textures/forms. In 1962 Chale opened his first gallery, which was a concept in itself and took part in the Brussels avant-garde scene. He showcased jewellery from fellow artists besides his own creations. Among others, Ado Chale is one of the key designers of the trend of decorative arts that arose in Brussels during the 1970s. The style was characterized by the use of gemstones as decorative element, references to natural elements and inspiration from his travels. In the 1990s the renewed taste for the aesthetics of the 1970s resulted in a rediscovery of Chale’s early creations.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 13 in. x W 59.06 in. x D 29.14 in.H 33 cm x W 150 cm x D 74 cm
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Seller Reference Number
    45012862
  • Reference Number
    LU933116798382
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Established in 2007, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’...

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