Tour Table with Glass Top Designed by Gae Aulenti for Fontana Arte For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 5 images

Tour Table with Glass Top Designed by Gae Aulenti for Fontana Arte

About

Tour is the evolution of the table with wheels. Again with wheels, but in this case taken from bicycles, it was a surprising piece. The beveled float glass top, 0.6" thick, rests on four pivoting wheels attached to four stainless steel plates. The forks are chromed and the wheels are covered in rubber. Table with 0.6" cut float glass top. Pivoting wheels are attached to the top by four stainless steel plates. Chromed forks. Solid rubber wheels.

Details

  • Creator
    Fontana Arte (Manufacturer), Gae Aulenti (Designer)
  • Production type
    Current Production
  • Production time
    It will take 3-4 weeks to make this piece
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions

    H 29.53 in. x W 47.25 in. x D 47.25 in.

    H 75 cm x W 120 cm x D 120 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU163926266123

Shipping, Returns & Payment

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

About Gae Aulenti (Designer)

The Italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti will forever be best remembered for her work with museums, in particular her 1980-86 renovation of a Beaux Arts Paris train station to create the galleries of the Musée d’Orsay. Aulenti — whose first name, short for Gaetana, is pronounced “guy” — should also be recalled for her tough intellectual spirit and for working steadily when few women found successful architectural careers in postwar Italy.

     After she graduated from the Milan Polytechic in 1954, Aulenti opened an architectural office. She also joined the staff of the progressive architectural magazine Casabella, whose editorial line was that the establishment, orthodox modernism of Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus, had outlived it usefulness. When their movement for fresh approaches to architecture and design received a sympathetic hearing, Aulenti found patrons — most prominently Gianni Agnelli, of Fiat, who later employed her to renovate the Palazzo Grassi in Venice for use as an arts exhibition space.

     Commissions for showrooms and other corporate spaces brought Aulenti to furniture design. She felt that furniture should never dominate a room. Her chairs and sofas — low-slung, with rounded enameled metal frames and ample seats — and tables, particularly her 1972 marble “Jumbo” coffee table for Knoll, project solidity and sturdiness. In lighting design, however, Aulenti is bravura. Each work has a marvelous sculptural presence. Pieces such as her “Pipistrello” table lamp and “Quadrifoglio” pendant are a perfect marriage of organically-shaped glass and high-tech fixtures. Others have a futuristic elegance—and some even have a touch of personality. Aulenti’s “Pileino” and “La Ruspa” table lamps each look almost like little robots. Her lighting pieces are an artful grace note in the career of a woman who believed in strength.

About the Seller

4.6 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: 4 hrs
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Tavolo Con Ruote Low Table with Glass Top by Ga...
Fontana Arte, Gae Aulenti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sofa Tables
Parola Suspension Lamp by Gae Aulenti and Piero...
Fontana Arte, Piero Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Fontana Art Parola Table Lamp Designed by Gae A...
Fontana Arte, Gae Aulenti, Piero Castiglioni
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Blown Glass
"Giova" Table Lamp + Flower Pot Designed by Gae...
Fontana Arte, Gae Aulenti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Gold, Chrome
You May Also Like
Pierluigi Cerri 'Orio' Glass Top Occasional Tab...
Fontana Arte, Pierluigi Cerri
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Side Tables
Metal, Iron
Gae Aulenti Coffee Table for Fontana Arte, 1980
Gae Aulenti
Vintage 1980s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass

Fontana Arte Occasional Table

By Fontana Arte
$29,500
Fontana Arte Occasional Table
Fontana Arte
20th Century Italian Side Tables
Brass
Coffee Table by Gae Aulenti for Knoll Internati...
Gae Aulenti
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Table Fontana Arte Model 1776

By Fontana Arte
$20,845
Table Fontana Arte Model 1776
Fontana Arte
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Tables
Nickel
Coffee Table in the Style of Gae Aulenti for Fo...
Gae Aulenti
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Rubber, Wood
Gae Aulenti, "Jumbo" Carrara Marble Coffee Tabl...
Gae Aulenti, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Carrara Marble
Jumbo Coffee Table by Gae Aulenti for Knoll
Gae Aulenti, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries