This sculptural table is an art piece crafted by the Italian Pucci de Rossi in France circa 1987. The base is designed with two intertwined pieces of geometrical shapes. This exact design is very rare.
Creator: Pucci de Rossi Origin: France In the style of: Post-Modernism Date of Manufacture: 1987
Period: Late 20th Century Materials and techniques: - Patinated Steel - Glass Condition: Very good, new glass. Wear: Wear consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height 73.5 cm I Width: 91 cm I Diameter 101 cm
Weight: 89 kg
Number of items: 1
About Pucci de Rossi
"Pucci De Rossi, a native of Verona and a sculptor by training, settled in Paris in 1977. His work was initially influenced by the Memphis Group. However, inspired over time by his boundless imagination and the combined influence of his travels, current affairs and art history, Pucci De Rossi developed a more unique style of work. Without losing sight of his identity as a sculptor, he creates objects which transcend functionality and are imbued with poetry, humour and food for thought As a sculptor inspired by ideas, forms and materials, Pucci De Rossi strives to bring together the two realms of daily life and Fine art. The incongruous results of some of these combinations have inspired him to develop a poetry of subversion, incorporating conflicting values into ironic designs.
Rare French Mathieu Mategot Copacabana original edition chair with curved tubular steel legs and structure. Fully restored with Italian leather seat, backrest and lacquer.
Creator: Mathieu Mategot Origin: France In the style of: Mid-Century Modern Date of Manufacture: 1950-1959 Materials and techniques: - Forged steel
- Perforated steel sheet Condition: Excellent, fully restored with cushion seat and re-lacquered Wear: Wear consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height: 80 cm I Depth: 49 cm I Width: 65 cm Number of items: 1
About Mathieu Mategot (1910-2001)
Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Mategot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Mategot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.
A rare pair of armchairs by Dutch designer Bas Van Pelt designed in 1936. The beautifully curve crafted beechwood frame perfectly depicts Bas Van Pelt's unique avant-garde yet minimalist style and workmanship. This model chair can be found in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Municipal Museum Amsterdam) and its corresponding website.
Creator: Bas Van Pelt Origin: Netherlands In the style of: Art Deco Date of Manufacture: 1936 Materials and techniques: - Curved beechwood frame - Woven rope backrest and seat Condition: Good Wear: The raffia shows signs of wear around the edges and to the the seat consistent with age and use Dimensions: Height: 74 cm I Width: 60 cm I Depth 66 cm Weight: 10 kg Number of items: 2
About Bas Van Pelt
Bas Van Pelt was a interior and furniture designer whose work is marked by a clean, modernist aesthetic inspired by the Amsterdam School and designers such as Hendrik Wouda (1885-1946) and Jan Muntendam (1882-1938). Active in the resistance during the Second World War, Van Pelt was imprisoned in a concentration camp and died shortly after it was liberated.
Creator: Francis Jourdain Origin: France In the style of: Art Deco Date of Manufacture: 1930's Materials and techniques: - Carved Beechwood - Intertwined Rope Condition: Excellent, fully restored Wear: Light Dimensions: Height: 79 cm I Width: 64 cm I Depth: 73 cm Seat Height: 36 cm Weight: 11 kg Number of items: 2
About Francis Jourdain (1876-1958)
Painter, furniture maker, interior designer, maker of ceramics and other decorative arts Francis Jourdain was a pioneer of the Art Nouveau style and distinguished as a decorator after the Villa Majorelle project in Nancy.
Jourdain published many articles on modern art and aesthetics in which he attacked the ostentatious luxury that was typical of contemporary French design. His own designs were simple, with straightforward construction.
He collaborated with Le Corbusier in 1920 in publishing a journal titled L'esprit nouveau, subsidized by the government. It advocated standardization and industrial production as an alternative to individual design, as a requirement to rebuild the shattered French society and economy of the years following World War I.