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Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table in Steel and Brass

$38,700

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Jean Claude Dresse, coffee table, brushed stainless steel and brass, Belgium, circa 1970 An extraordinary piece, crafted with great eye for proportions and detail, typical for the work of Dresse. The combination of materials, steel, brass have a formal yet luxurious character that emphasizes the rich appearance. The thick tabletop is inlayed with a detailed patterned mosaic of inlayed stainless steel and brass. The use of a black, modest base in brushed metal makes the tabletop float in a way, which gives this heavy and sturdy table an interesting lightness.  Jean Claude Dresse (1946) is a Belgian artist and designer. He graduated from the art academy in Charleroi. His interest in the visual art is clearly visible in his furniture designs as he uses artistic techniques such as mosaic and etchings. He makes use of precious metals such as brass and copper. Together with his father he was a prominent figure in the furniture business in the 1980s and he belongs to the artistic Walloon school that focussed on glamorous esthetics. When his father died and the market was more difficult, he could not continue to make the furniture on his own so he became a visual artist. In the 1970s a trend of decorative arts arised in Brussels. Key-designers were Aldo Chale, Georges Mathias, Willy Daro and Lova Creation. Their style was characterized by the use of gemstones as decorative element and the use of gold as primary color. The classical technique of etching was highly applied on their designs for coffee and cocktail tables. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33 cm)Width: 51.19 in. (130 cm)Depth: 31.5 in. (80 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Steel
  • Place of Origin
    Belgium
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450134131stDibs: LU933120813822

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, 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’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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