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Giuseppe Scapinelli Round Coffee Table in Caviuna Wood and Marble, Brazil, 1960s

$13,500

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This Giuseppe Scapinelli round coffee table is made of caviuna wood and features a unique marble inlay. Scapinelli often combined ceramics and wood, and this table is among the most beautiful examples. This rare circular coffee table has a curvy and elegant design that is typical for Brazilian designer Giuseppe Scapinelli. Four cylindrical, sensual tapered legs support the sculptural, bowl-shaped tabletop. The Brazilian caviuna wood has a beautiful grain that - along with the pattern of the marble - creates a one-of-a-kind table. The table’s thick marble inset has patterned patches in maroon and grey tones, that further add to the subtle, elegant appearance. Scapinelli was known as a designer who successfully combined “the classic” with “the modern”, and this table stands as evidence. The table is marked with the designer’s label on the bottom. Condition: The wooden frame has a chip that has been repaired in the past. The marble has some small damp marks. Dimensions: 33.27 in. Ø x 16.15 in. H 84.5 cm Ø x 41 cm H Shipping: This round coffee table will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the works in gallery condition. About the designer: ?Giuseppe Scapinelli was born in Reggio Emilia in Italy on the 2nd of July 1911 and was the 6th of thirteen sons. He graduated after studying architecture in 1941. However, just as his career was starting, it was abruptly interrupted by WW2 and he was forced to live in seclusion in an antique furniture shop, where he further studied the styles and production methods of old furniture. After the devastations of the war, the promise of a better life in South America oriented Scapinelli towards the continent. Finally, in 1948, Scapinelli decided to leave for Brazil, more specifically to the metropolis of São Paulo. At first Scapinelli worked for the architect and well-known “Paulista” Francesco Matarazzo, who opened many doors for him and other Italian refugees. Later, in 1950, Scapinelli opened his own studio. Because of his modern and complete style in interior decoration, he soon settled as an architect / decorator backed by a great team of skilled Italian woodworkers. Scapinelli was constantly studying all forms of visual arts and frequently integrated ceramics in his works. He was described in Brazil’s Casa e Jardim magazine at the time as: "{…} a classic who does not forget to be modern - or if you prefer - a modernist who does not forget to be classic". After a fruitful life, Giuseppe Scapinelli died in São Paulo in 1982, at the age of 71. Today Scapinelli's style is still easily recognizable because of the curvy lines and soft sensual shapes, very much away from the mainstream works of his fellow designers at the time. With works beautifully crafted from traditional Brazilian woods like caviuna and jacaranda, he is remembered for his unique works combining the classic with the modern. ~H. Shipping: This round coffee table will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the works in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)Diameter: 33.27 in. (84.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Repaired: The wooden frame had a chip on the edge that has been repaired in the past. Wear consistent with age and use. The marble has some small damp marks.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 201902301stDibs: LU2947322557742

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    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
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