Cassina

w50 traccia | low table

In 1971, Dino Gavino launched  what he called “l’opera d’arte funzionale”, or functional artworks, in so doing inaugurating a new approach of furnishing where surreal objects were adapted for everyday use. This led to the creation of the Ultramobile collection. These pieces, that went beyond (ultra) furniture (mobile) engaged the imagination, complementing rational intelligence with a sense of wonder, where geometry interacted with fantasy. One of these pieces was the low table that the Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim designed in 1929 for Leo Castelli’s avant-garde gallery, dubbing it the “Bird Leg Table”, for fairly obvious reasons. The slim-line legs, and the taloned feet in polished cast bronze pay homage to the claw-foot furniture of the past. In the 1970s, the Simon International company produced a limited edition in a smaller size. This has now been re-released by Cassina, fully respecting the original design.

lead time: approx. 12 weeks

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€ 2.169 for customers outside the EU

designer: Meret Oppenheim
year: 1939

 

polished cast bronze frame
finish on upper side of plywood table top in 24 carat gold leaf or white gold

68 x 53 x 65cm