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1950s Brown Goat Leather pair of Side Table by Aldo Tura & Piero Fornasetti

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Matching pair of Sidetables, lacquered goat leather, Aldo Tura, Piero Fornasetti, Italy, 1950s. A charming pair of side tables designed by Aldo Tura with drawings by the Italian Piero Fornasetti. The goatskin top has a beautiful pattern and grain, highlighted by the smooth, high-gloss lacquer finish. The experimental furniture designer was mainly concerned with the handcraft of tables, cabinets and lamps since the 1930s followed by opening his own manufacture for furniture close to Milan. Blending Art Deco and Art Nouveau with Minimalist design was crossing the lines of traditional handicraft. In the postwar years he countered the trend of mass production by staying faithful to traditional handicraft, which is why all of his pieces are of exceptional quality using unusual and precious materials.

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Aldo Tura

One of the most enigmatic and polarizing figures to emerge in Italian design, Aldo Tura is an outlier in the world of mid-century furniture. The designer’s glamorous bar carts, coffee tables, cabinets and more resist categorization and draw inspiration from Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Surrealist and modernist styles.

Tura moved through distinct phases in his career in terms of aesthetics, influences and finishes, rendering his life’s work exciting and diverse. Despite these phases, he held a singular devotion to one material: lacquered goatskin. Tura established a furniture production house in 1939 in Lombardy, and some of his early work focused on tables, decorative lamps and more. He later expanded to bar furnishings like rolling carts, cabinets and complementary barware accessories like ice buckets and cocktail shakers. The eccentric, gleaming and luxe surface of lacquered goatskin was a constant, along with eggshell, parchment and leather.

By the 1950s, Tura had begun to use hand-painted figural panels on the surface of cabinets, serveware (such as carafes) and other pieces. He even replicated famous works by artists like Monet and Bruegel the Elder and art from the Middle Ages, sometimes playfully embedding the paintings on cabinets shaped like oversize books. Even though he had a favored color palette of rich chocolate browns and deep emeralds, his style remained consistently hard to define.

Tura was unlike most of his Italian contemporaries but held a similar reverence for the nation’s traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. He never followed the growing trend of mass-produced, industrial furniture and stuck to creating small, meticulously handcrafted collections. This principled choice means that today, a Tura piece is a rare and highly coveted collectible. The Tura firm continues to operate in Brianza, promoting Italian craftsmanship and the eclectic materials embraced by their namesake designer.

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