Vignelli Marble and Copper 'Kono' Coffee Table - 1985
DESCRIPTIONLella & Massimo Vignelli, Kono, coffee table, Casigliani, Italy, 1985. The Kono table consists of a black marble base and a patinated copper cone, oxidized following ancient procedure. The glass top could be replaced to fit your desired size. On the collaboration of the Vignelli’s and Mr. Casigliani: It happened on a Friday morning, in July 1979: Massimo Vignelli, meeting Casigliani in his New York studio, designed for him the first piece of marble furniture of his life: The Metafora table. The enthusiasm for this object was such that Casigliani took the first flight back to Italy taking with him the sketches of the table. On Saturday evening the table was born, and on Sunday morning the first photographs were taken. Massimo Vignelli arrived on Wednesday and approved both the prototype and the photographs which were immediately delivered to the press. And it is in this way, not so much by chance, that an extraordinary relationship was born, rooted in a deep human understanding, and strengthened over the years by loves, frailties, lifestyles, and working habits. From this union are born objects and pieces of furniture which are rigorous both in the design and in the choice and use of materials, objects which might and must remain in our homes beyond any turn of fashion.
Copper, Glass, Marble
W 115 cm, D 80 cm, H 37 cm
Continental US€ 1100
Rest of worldPrice upon request
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