Side Table by Mario Dal Fabbro.
A hand carved oval side table in wenge and mahogany.
Italy/USA, 1979, carved wenge, mahogany, Carved date and signature to underside: [1979 Mario Dal Fabbro]. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist | Thence by descent | Private collection | Private collection, New York
Signature: Signed on the underside.
Image rights: Almond & Company
Manufacturer: Mario Dal Fabbro
Acquired directly from the artist | Thence by descent | Private collection | Private collection, New York
About Mario Dal Fabbro
Mario Dal Fabbro was at various times during his career known as a furniture designer or sculptor. He was trained not only in decorative and industrial arts, but also in his family’s furniture design shop, where he worked from a young age. Between 1938 and 1948, Dal Fabbro contributed designs to furniture houses as well as individuals; shortly after, he moved to the United States and began designing furniture for mass production. In 1968, he turned his focus exclusively to sculpting wood, and was known for his deft handling of the material based on his skilled understanding of its grains, densities, and other natural properties. In addition to his various visual practices, Dal Fabbro published a number of books on design, and contributed to the New York Times, House and Garden, and Domus.