Arabesco Coffee Table, Zanotta
Homage to Carlo Mollino Project year 1949
Collection: Die Neue Sammlung, München; Fondazione Triennale Design Museum, Milano
Bent plywood frame veneered with natural oak. The frame is fastened to the top by means of stainless steel discs fixed to the glass. Top shelf in 3/8” thick tempered plate glass. Bottom shelf in 5/16” thick tempered plate glass
One of the most acclaimed high end Italian furniture designers of our time, Zanotta Design Company has a story filled with passion, innovation and achievements. Like a map, the story of Zanotta documents their rise to success and fame. When Aurelio Zanotta launched the industrial furniture design Company Zanotta, it was 1954 in a township called Nova Milanese in northern Italy where the doors of the company first opened. Little did anyone know that Zanotta was on the brink of starting a revolutionary period within the Italian furniture design industry. Beginning with the production of mostly sofas and armchairs, the 1960’s brought on a creative wave of experimentation with technology as well as unique scales and proportions in furniture design. The designs from this decade catapulted Zanotta into global recognition. By 1989 the premiere collection Zanotta Edizioni was released and art lovers rejoiced. The Qualty Industrial Furniture Zanotta introduced to the world was beyond any furniture of its time. Most pieces from this first collection were made by hand and seen as magnificent works of art.