Tovaglia Coffee Table Bazzani Studio Tetrarch Stendig 1968 Postmodern Italian  For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 5 images

Tovaglia Coffee Table Bazzani Studio Tetrarch Stendig 1968 Postmodern Italian

About

Studio Tetrarch “Tovaglia” table circa 1969. Gel-coated GRP. Measures: 18 1/8 x 42 x 42 in. (46 x 106.7 x 106.7 cm) Manufactured by Alberto Bazzani, Italy and distributed by Stendig, USA. “…the “Tablecloth” table was crated as a provocative answer to the incapacity prevalent among the majority of designers of that particular period to interpret correctly the use of a new material like plastic… In fact, with very few exceptions, this new material and all its derivatives that were about to invade the market came to be used, especially early on, in imitation of other materials already widely used in design, such as wood, iron, etc. In order to denounce such misuse, we wanted to give a further twist to the argument by imitating a fabric tablecloth, conferring on it the ‘reality’ of a table. Paradoxically, this was meant to be a friendly admonition and a lighthearted reproach to our fellow designers, almost as if we had wanted to tell them to be careful, because imitating the ‘ways’ of wood and iron, one could end up not only confusing one material with another, taking away their own semantic identity, but even mixing up form and content, that is to say, in our case, tablecloth and table.” --Enrico De Munari, 1995 (from a letter to the MMDA, 1995, reproduced in Designed for Delight, 1997) Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950-1980, Milan, 1985, p. 295; Designed for Delight: Alternative Aspects of 20th century Decorative Arts, exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, 1997, p. 276, fig. 188. Another example of this rare table sold in the December 2007 Design Auction at Philips for 25,000 USD.  

Details

  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Good vintage condition. Minor age appropriate wear.
  • Dimensions
    H 19 in. x W 42 in. x D 42 in.H 48.26 cm x W 106.68 cm x D 106.68 cm
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU4190314986632
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 2 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
1stdibs seller since 2018
Located in Brooklyn, NY
More From This Seller
Philippe Starck Delano Carrara Marble White Coffee Table, Casters, Postmodern
Philippe Starck Delano Carrara Marble White Cof...
Philippe Starck
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stainless Steel, Carrara Marble, Wood, Paint
Designed by architect Robert Swartburg, the Delano (named after FDR) was built in 1947 by Rob and Rose Schwartz. The hotel was originally utilized for military housing. The then four...
Milo Baughman Travertine Plinth Monolith Stone Cubic Coffee Table, 1969
Milo Baughman Travertine Plinth Monolith Stone ...
Milo Baughman
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Travertine
Milo Baughman's modern monolith travertine coffee table is one of the great triumphs of 20th century modern design. It is a design that is as fresh and contemporary today as it was i...
Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Ebonized Walnut and Brass Coffee Table, 1955
Paul McCobb Connoisseur Collection Ebonized Wal...
Paul McCobb
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Wood
Paul McCobb Connoisseur collection ebonized walnut and brass coffee table, 1955. Brass rim, silver pulls. H. Sacks and Sons, Brookline, Massachusetts USA, 1955 Very rare piece and es...
Dakota Jackson “Self-Winding Coffee Table” in Chrome, 1978
Dakota Jackson “Self-Winding Coffee Table” in C...
Dakota Jackson
Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Chrome, Wood
Iconic postmodern design by Dakota Jackson. The steel base features three levels of thick glass. Referencing the self-winding clock, the two “hands” of the table shift under and arou...
You May Also Like
Low Table Tovaglia by Studio Tetrarch, Alberto Bazzani, Italy, 1969
Low Table Tovaglia by Studio Tetrarch, Alberto ...
Studio Tetrarch, Alberto Bazzani
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofa Tables
Plastic, Fiberglass
Low table tovaglia by Studio Tetrarch, Alberto Bazzani, Italy, 1969.
Postmodern Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1980
Postmodern Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1980
Unknown
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
A very special and colorful piece of design meant to bright up any place. It features a heavy reinforced glass top with geometric pattern that beautifully emphasis the lively colors ...
Italian Postmodern Architectural Brass & Glass Coffee Table
Italian Postmodern Architectural Brass & Glass ...
Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
Brass and glass Italian postmodern coffee table. Square stock brass construction with square brass connectors. Arched, open four sided apron with vertical center detail. Can accommod...
Black Marble Postmodern Coffee Table
Black Marble Postmodern Coffee Table
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble
Cocktail table, marble, Italy, 1970s. This sculptural table is a skillful example of postmodern design. The oval table features no joints or clamps and is architectural in its st...
Studio Superego Modern Italian Coffee Table
Studio Superego Modern Italian Coffee Table
Studio Superego, Studio Superego
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Plexiglass
Coffee table designed by Milanese studio Superego, made in plexiglass of different colors with seven centimetres thick and legs finished in brass.
Postmodern Cocktail or Coffee Table
Postmodern Cocktail or Coffee Table
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
Striking Postmodern glass top cocktail table, circa 1980s. This sculptural square coffee table is designed of 3/4" glass enveloped and supported on all four corners with custom metal...
Postmodern Oval Mahogany Coffee Table
Postmodern Oval Mahogany Coffee Table
1990s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Mahogany
The top with attractive radiating parquetry design raised on four stylized sabre legs. From the Barneys New York collection.
Postmodern Fiberglass Coffee Table after a Corinthian Capital, Italy, 1965
Postmodern Fiberglass Coffee Table after a Cori...
Unknown
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Fiberglass
This clever low table is made of molded fiberglass and painted to look like the ruins of an ancient capital from a Corinthian/Ionic mix column. The base measures 24" D x 24" W x 16" ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries