"Tangram" Modular Dining Table by Massimo Morozzi

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This highly unusual dining table is an example of "art furniture" that predates the coinage of that expression. A playful reminder of the inclusiveness and innovation characteristic of Italian design in the 1980s, it is the work of Massimo Morozzi (formerly a partner in Archizoom, the influential 1960s design collective).



This table, designed by Morozzi in the early 1980s for Cassina, and manufactured in France in tiny numbers, is based on the tangram, an ancient seven-part Chinese puzzle. The table is thus made up of seven smaller tables, each with its own individual shape and style, all reconfigurable in nearly endless combinations. Four of the subsidiary tbles have removable covers for storing small items.



A fascinating surface upon which to share a meal, preferably brightly-colored pasta.
Details
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
1983
Period
Late 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Lacquered composite board
Condition
Excellent condition.
Dimensions
29 in. H x 66.5 in. W x 66.5 in. D
74 cm H x 169 cm W x 169 cm D
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
0809058091333
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1stdibs seller since 2005
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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