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Rosewood Table TL22 by Franco Albini for Poggi - 1958

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Rosewood dining table, TL22, Franco Albini, Poggi, Italy 1958. Franco Albini's work recounts a new concept of modernity, an “artistic rationalism” to be found in his search for harmony, in the classicism of proportions and in the constant balance between rigor and poetic fantasy. Starting from the 40s, he made several prototypes and unique pieces for a number of private homes, the success of which will be confirmed by their subsequent production by important Italian companies, including Poggi and Cassina.

- R. Aloi, "Esempi di arredamento moderno di tutto il mondo, Tavoli tavolini carrelli", Hoepli, 1957 - Gramigna - Biondi, "Il Design in Italia", Allemandi Ed., pag. 17. born near Milan in 1905, Franco Albini was an Italian architect, urban planner, and furniture designer active between the 1930s and the 1960s. He studied architecture at Milan’s famous Politecnico, apprenticed under master architect-designer Gio Ponti, and played a key role in formulating the Rationalist movement in Italy prior to World War II.

Throughout the post-war era, Albini continued to create furniture and architecture aimed at purity of expression through modularity and affordable materials. While his work tends toward formal reduction, it also maintains a warmth and charm that stems from his enduring respect for context and tradition. Albini worked with various mid-century manufacturers during his lifetime, including Cassina, Arflex, Poggi, Arteluce, Brionvega, and Knoll, and many of his designs are still in production. He received multiple awards for his work, including three prestigious Compasso d’Oro Awards.
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Rosewood
Italy
W 180 cm, D 85 cm, H 75 cm
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