Beautiful retangular coffee table by Paolo Piva, manufactured by B&B Italia around 1980. The base has a geometric design, consisting of four inverted pyramids giving it a unique appearance. This stunning table is no longer in production and therefore a rare find that fits perfectly in any interior. Original glass top
Born in Adria, Italy in 1950, Paolo Piva studied architecture at Venice University under Carlo Scarpa, graduating in 1968. In 1975 he began working for the Institute of History and Architecture of Venice together with the Academy of Applied Arts of Vienna, on an important exhibition about Vienna during its socialist period. This research ended in 1980 with the exhibition Vienna Rossa, where, together with Manfredo Tafuri, he took care of the catalogue and the organisation of the exhibition. Since beginning his industrial design career in 1970, Piva has collaborated with some some of the world’s leading and most innovative furniture companies such as Poliform, B&B Italia, Fama, Giovannetti, Dada, Tetrad, Wittman and De Sede. He has been involved in many projects such as the restructuring of the head offices of French fashion designer, Charles Jourdan in Paris in 1985, the restructuring of the Palazzo Remer in Venice and in 1988 he became the Professor of Design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Vienna and Venice are still today the poles of his life, he has studios in both, and in Vienna he also teaches at the college of applied arts. And both are an inspiration for his success: “Vienna motivates me intellectually, in Italy I profit from spontaneous vitality.” Piva has created designs for renowned furniture companies, but also for numerous impressive buildings.