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Post-Modern Conference Tables

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Superb 1980s Italian Gray & White Exotic Marble Table Oval Top Segment Base
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful and practical! Large vintage exotic breccia marble dining table, designed and manufactured in Italy. This table has a strong formal design with rich veining in white, in a ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Breccia Marble

Italian Glass Top on Chrome Executive 'Nomos' Desk by Norman Foster for Tecno
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A Large Executive Desk, designed by Sir Norman Foster and manufactured by Tecno, Italy. This vintage example dates to late 1980s and in superb original condition. A modern and sleek ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Chrome, Aluminum

Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75 Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in robust material with elegant lines ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Beautiful Black and White Custom Marble Conference Dining Table, 2000s
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful black and white custom marble conference dining table, 2000s Thick and beautiful. Was custom made for a high end fashion showroom. Black with marble veining throughout. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Oscar Tusquets Alada Table by Casas, Spain, 1988
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Postmodern so called Alada dining table designed by Oscar Tusquets and manufactured by Casas, Spain 1985. The challenge faced was twofold: to design a table to complement the Varius ...
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1980s Spanish Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Aluminum

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino silver refined contemporary marble dining table 130/75 Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in robust material with elegant lines...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Oval Pedestal Base Travertine Marble Dining Table Made in Italy ca. 1970-1980’s
Located in New York, NY
Super chic oval travertine marble dining table on segmented oval base. The table features a thick ( 1 in. ) top of solid marble, which has a rounded polished edge. The top rests on i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Set of Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table and Side Table
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table and Side Table Dimensions: 130 x 27 cm/ 45 x H 62 cm Materials: Kynos, Grey Saint Laurent Angelo is the essence of a round table i...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table 130/27
Located in Geneve, CH
Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table 130/27 Dimensions: 130 x 27 cm Materials: Port Saint Laurent Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 36/100
Located in Geneve, CH
Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 36/100 Dimensions: 100 x H 36 cm Materials: Port Saint Laurent Available in Kyknos, Grafite, Travertino Rosso, Grey Saint...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Picasso Green Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Picasso Green Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Picasso green Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Large Deep Black Steel Dining Table
Located in Treadwell, NY
Collection I: Marianas table The Marianas table is an expansive presence in a room. Featuring a tabletop constructed from Richlite, a paper-based material infused with resin, the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Steel

Refined Contemporary Marble Serving Plate
Located in Geneve, CH
Refined Contemporary Marble Serving Plate Dimensions: ø 32 x 15 cm H Angelo O is the little brother and scale model of the natural stone table Angelo M. Angelo O can ideally be used...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Grey Saint Laurent refined contemporary marble dining table 160/75 Dimensions: 160 x 75 cm Materials: Grey Saint Laurent Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone,...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Rosso Lepanto Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160 / 75
Located in Geneve, CH
Rosso Lepanto Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160 / 75 Dimensions: 160 x 75 cm Materials: Rosso Lepanto Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptura...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Bruce Burdick Herman Miller Aluminum Dining / Conference Table
Located in Mexico City, MX
A Herman Miller aluminum conference / dining table by Bruce Burdick. The table has 5 glass supports as shown on the picture. No glass included; glass or marble tops must be included ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Aluminum

Late 20th Century Laminate Wooden Block Dining Table
Located in Miami, FL
Late 20th century laminate wooden block dining table from the post modern time period. Beautiful light cream/ off white laminate table top with waterfall edges on top of a lovely nat...
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1980s Unknown Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Laminate, Wood, Cork

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Travertino silver Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sc...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75 Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in robust material with elegant lines a...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Bianco Statuarietto Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Bianco Statuarietto Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Bianco Statuarietto Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Picasso Green Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Picasso Green Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75 Dimensions: 130 x 75 cm Materials: Picasso Green Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Silver 2 Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver 2 Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Travertino Silver Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75 Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in robust material with elegant lines ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Barbera 'the Great Dining' Table, Modern Solid Bronze Base with Grey Glass Top
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Designed by Daniel Barbera the great dining table base consist of a singular bronze sculpted form paired with toughed grey tinted glass. The great dining table is the culmination of ...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Granite, Marble, Metal, Aluminum, Bronze

Kynos Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Kynos Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75 Dimensions: 130 x 75 cm Materials: Kynos Marble Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Rosso Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Rosso Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75 Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in robust material with elegant lines an...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Oval Travertino Silver Contemporary Marble Dining Table 290/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Oval Travertino Silver Contemporary Marble Dining Table 290/75 For 12 Persons Angelo is a natural stone, sculptural shape in robust material with elegant lines and refined finishes. ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Port Saint Laurent Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a s...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Arthur Espenet Carpenter Walnut & Enameled Steel Dining Table, 1987, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This exquisite dining table (or monumental center table) by Arthur Espenet Carpenter, signed by the artist underneath: 'Espenet 8706', dating this work to 1987, features a monumental...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Steel

Mid Century Italian Post Modern Large Square Organic Marble Dining Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and stunning marble dining from Italy, circa 1990's. It features a large Square top that seat comfortably. Beautiful natural stone, marked: Made in Italy.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Rosso Lepanto Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Rosso Lepanto Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75 Dimensions: 130 x 75 cm Materials: Rosso Lepanto Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table 130/27
Located in Geneve, CH
Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table 130/27 Dimensions: 130 x 27 cm Materials:Grey Saint Laurent Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Table 130/27
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Table 130/27 Dimensions: 130 x 27 cm Materials: Travertino Silver Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a scul...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Massimo Morozzi for Cassina Modular ‘Tangram’ Dining Table
Located in Dronten, NL
Massimo Morozzi for Cassina, ‘Tangram’ dining table, painted beech, Italy, 1983. The ‘Tangram’ table awakes more than just one association. The design by Massimo Morozzi is modular...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Beech

Mid Century Italian Post Modern Rectangular Marble Dining Table in White & Gray
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and impressive dining table from Italy circa 1980's. It's constructed of heavy slab Italian marble with beautiful veining.
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 250/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 250/75 Dimensions: 250 x 160 x 75 cm Materials; Travertino silver Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone,...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75 Dimensions: 130 x 75 cm Materials: Travertino Silver Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sc...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Port Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75 Dimensions: 160 x 75 cm Materials: Travertino Rosso Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sc...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Dakota Jackson 'Wonder' Exotic Wood Dining Table with Six 'Puff' Chairs, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible exotic wood and leather dining set, which would also make an amazing conference table and chair set, by luxury design superstar Dakota Jackson includes a 'Wonder' din...
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1990s American Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Wood, Leather

Kyknos Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table 210 / 75
Located in Geneve, CH
Kyknos Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Low Table 210 / 75 Dimensions: 210 x 75 cm Materials: Kynos marble Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shap...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Conference Table in Walnut, Marble and Red Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Conference table, marble, walnut, metal, Italy, 1970s.  Striking oval table that can be used as conference table or large dining table. Despite being made out of different materia...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble, Steel

Kynos Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Kynos Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75 Dimensions: 160 x 75 cm Materials: Kynos Marble Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Charles Hollis Jones CHJ-575 'Box' Monumental Lucite Dining Table, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This monumental lucite dining table is by Charles Hollis Jones, custom produced from the CHJ-575 'Box' line (image of coffee table example from CHJ website shown in last photo in thi...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Lucite

Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Serving Plate
Located in Geneve, CH
Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Serving Plate Dimensions: Ø 32 x H 15 cm Angelo O is the little brother and scale model of the natural stone table Angelo M. Angelo ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Half of 'the Great Dining' Table, Modern Solid Bronze Base with Grey Glass Top
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Designed by Daniel Barbera the great dining table base consist of a singular bronze sculpted form paired with toughed grey tinted glass. The great dining table is the culmination of ...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Granite, Marble, Metal, Aluminum, Bronze

Minimalist Laurel Fyfe Glass Handkerchief Shaped Base Dining Table Amorphic Top
By Fox Fire Glass LLC, Laurel Fyfe
Located in Miami, FL
Visual artist, Laurel Fyfe (1956-2011), created the Aurora Glass Dining Table, a monumental and rare 3/4″ thick sapphire glass fazzoletto or handkerchief shape base supporting (rubbe...
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1990s American Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Glass

Kynos Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Kynos Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Kynos Marble Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Large Post Modern Oval Dining Table after Evans
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular oval dining table on Cityscape like architectural brass base, with inset oval glass top, on solid oak racetrack molding. Impressive scale, top quality design and construc...
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Early 20th Century American Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Brass

Grafite Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Grafite Refined Contemporary marble dining table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials: Grafite Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Grafite Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Grafite refined contemporary marble dining table 160/75 Dimensions: 160 x 75 cm Materials: Grafite Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Rosso Lepanto Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Table 210/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Rosso Lepanto Refined Contemporary Marble Oval Table 210/75 Dimensions: 210 x 75 cm Materials: Rosso Lepanto Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptura...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Rosso Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Rosso Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75 Dimensions: 130 x 75 cm Materials: Travertino Rosso Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a scul...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertino Silver Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 160/75 Dimensions: 160 x 75 cm Materials: Travertino Silver Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sc...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Ettore Sottsass 'Ospite' Dining Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ettore Sottsass 'Ospite' dining table for Zanotta, 1980s.
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Silver Plate, Brass

Travertino Rosso Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 130/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Refined contemporary marble dining table 130/75 Dimensions. D 130 x H 75 cm Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sculptural shape in robust material with eleg...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Marble

Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75
Located in Geneve, CH
Grey Saint Laurent Refined Contemporary Marble Dining Table 180/75 Dimensions: 180 x 75 cm Materials:Grey Saint Laurent Angelo is the essence of a round table in natural stone, a sc...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Marble

Barbera Wishbone Table, Modern Solid Bronze Base Redgum Live Edge Top
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Designed by Daniel Barbera the Wishbone table base consist of two independent bases that create a base perfect for solid slabs of timber. Each of the organic sandcast bronze base for...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Conference Tables

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Granite, Marble, Metal, Aluminum, Bronze

Italian Dining Table by Pietro Costantini Black Lacquer and Geometric Inlay
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent Italian Postmodern style dining table signed by Pietro Costantini. Comprised of a concave curved rectangle base on two straight panels. Highly black lacquered on the legs...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Conference Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

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