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Gae Aulenti Jumbo Coffee Table for Knoll in Nero Marquina Marble

About the Item

A stunning and iconic piece of modernist design, Gae Aulenti's Jumbo table was inspired by the modernist design principles of the 1960s, which emphasized simplicity, functionality, and the use of new materials. Aulenti was known for her innovative use of materials and her ability to combine traditional and modern design elements in her work. For the Jumbo table, she wanted to create a piece of furniture that was both elegant and functional, and that would serve as a centerpiece in any room. The table's large Size and geometric forms are also reminiscent of the Minimalist art movement of the 1960s, which focused on the use of simple geometric shapes and the absence of ornamentation. The Jumbo table designed by Gae Aulenti was originally produced by the Italian furniture manufacturer Gavina in the 1960s. The Jumbo table was one of the most famous designs produced by Gavina during that time, along with other iconic pieces like the Soriana armchair designed by Tobia and Afra Scarpa. After Gavina went bankrupt in the 1980s, the rights to produce and distribute the Jumbo table were acquired by Knoll International, which began producing the table for the American market. Zanotta, another Italian furniture manufacturer, also currently produces the Jumbo table for the European market. This specific coffee table is indeed a Knoll table and has the original Knoll stickers on the leg. This table is in the nero marquina marble which is a type of black marble that comes from the La Facciata quarry near the town of Marquina, in the Basque Country region of Spain. Nero Marquina marble is known for its deep, rich black color and distinctive white veining. It has been used in a number of famous buildings and monuments, including the Palace of Versailles in France and the New York Stock Exchange building in the United States. Overall, Nero Marquina marble is a popular and highly prized Material for use in interior design and architecture due to its elegant appearance and unique coloration. This gorgeous coffee table would look incredible in any Mid-Century Modern, modern or contemporary environment. We currently have it in the gallery alongside a Vladimir Kagan serpentine sofa as well as a Paul Evans credenza and not only does this table make a bold statement, it steals the show! A stunning piece of iconic design that would look fabulous alongside other marble pieces as well such as Mario Bellini Postmodern styled pieces.
  • Creator:
    Gae Aulenti (Designer),Knoll (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 14 in (35.56 cm)Width: 44.5 in (113.03 cm)Depth: 44.5 in (113.03 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1980's
  • Condition:
    Repaired: This piece ahs been expertly restored. There were a couple chips and cracks on legs that have been expertly filled, repaired and restored. One small chip on the top was also repaired. Not noticeable under casual observation. Wear consistent with age and use. This piece has been expertly restored, and re-sealed.
  • Seller Location:
    Culver City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1139234078042
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