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Midcentury Giovanni Offredi Paracarro Dining Table and Chairs for Saporiti, 1973

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Unique "Paracarro" model dining table with a set of four chairs. It was designed by Giovanni Offredi and produced by Saporiti in Italy during 1973. Based on a prototype project, it has a peculiar dome-shaped concrete base with a cross in chromed steel, supporting the glass shelf. The four chairs are covered with a candid white fabric, and they create an amazing contrast with the table. A wonderful set that is perfect for a contemporary or modern dining room. Giovanni Offredi (Milan 1927-Milan 2007) began designing in 1963. His style was always characterised by his ability to carry out precise aesthetic-technical analyses of his products. In his approach to Industrial Design, balance is determined by a careful and incisive ratio of proportions. In other words by a plastic solidity combined with creative liberty free of conventional constraints. His design approach knowledgeably underlines the contrast between the dynamic simplicity of the basic outline and the refined nature of the overall defined and finished form. This is why furniture designed by him at a certain point ceases to be pure form and becomes the accomplished expression of an original architectural and artistic vision.
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