Gabriella Crespi, ‘coffee table’, c. 1970, Rago/Wright
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coffee table, c. 1970

Brass
16 × 27 1/4 × 19 1/2 in
40.6 × 69.2 × 49.5 cm
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Rago/Wright

Italy

The top element of this table slides to expand the surface area; depth measures twenty-eight …

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Design/Decorative Art
Gabriella Crespi
Italian, b. 1922
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“I was inspired only by the universe,” Gabriella Crespi has said. Most known for her famed elliptical brass coffee table, the Italian architect and designer’s multifunctional furniture resembles the finest of sculptures yet has the precision of fine craftsmanship. In an intricate process, Crespi would take her drawings to artisans in and around Milan, who would prototype her designs; many of Crespi’s pieces are unique and often signed or numbered. Her expansive oeuvre comprises furniture, decorative items, mobiles, jewelry, and flatware, all in a wide range of materials—including reflective mirrors, bamboo, Plexiglas, and metals such as brass.

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The top element of this table slides to expand the surface area; depth measures twenty-eight inches when fully extended. Signed with applied studio label to base 'Gabriella Crespi Brev.'.

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Gabriella Crespi
Italian, b. 1922
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“I was inspired only by the universe,” Gabriella Crespi has said. Most known for her famed elliptical brass coffee table, the Italian architect and designer’s multifunctional furniture resembles the finest of sculptures yet has the precision of fine craftsmanship. In an intricate process, Crespi would take her drawings to artisans in and around Milan, who would prototype her designs; many of Crespi’s pieces are unique and often signed or numbered. Her expansive oeuvre comprises furniture, decorative items, mobiles, jewelry, and flatware, all in a wide range of materials—including reflective mirrors, bamboo, Plexiglas, and metals such as brass.

coffee table, c. 1970

Brass
16 × 27 1/4 × 19 1/2 in
40.6 × 69.2 × 49.5 cm
Bidding closed
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