Mario Dal Fabbro, ‘The Flame’, Skinner
Mario Dal Fabbro, ‘The Flame’, Skinner

height 18.75 in. (47.6 cm),
on a wood plinth.

Condition: Scattered cracks, abrasions or wear to edges, separation at center.
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Signature: Signed and inscribed "Mario Dal Fabbro/Fairfield Co/A78.1" on the underside of the plinth, titled and identified on an unattributed label affixed to the side of the plinth.

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.

Italian, 1913-1990