Pierluigi Giordani Important Biomorphic Dining Table in Walnut and Glass, Italy 1950’s

$32,000

Pierluigi Giordani (1924 – 2011)

An exceptional, sculptural, and monumental biomorphic dining table in polished fruitwood by pioneering Italian midcentury virtuoso Pierluigi Giordani. The imposing asymmetric base tapers, on one end, into sharply angled legs and a sculpted crossbar with a long aperture. It expands, on the other end, into a slanted rhombus that thickens where the facing legs winnow, reminiscent of an Isamu Noguchi sculpture.

With a remarkable inch-thick glass top signed Fontana, this piece is as much a three-dimensional work of art as it is a functional dining table. A sought-after contemporary of Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, and Ico Parisi, Giordani limited his production mostly to private commissions so as not to compromise his radical vision, and refused to replicate on an industrial scale his vividly imagined and painstakingly handcrafted works.

Unique piece.

  • Origin: Italy
  • Period: 1950's
  • Dimensions: 71" L x 47" W x 29.5" H
  • Materials: Walnut, glass
  • Condition: Very good. Wear consistent with age and use.

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An exceptional, sculptural, and monumental biomorphic dining table in polished walnut by Pierluigi Giordani. The imposing asymmetric base tapers, on one end, into sharply angled legs between which is suspended a sculpted crossbar with a long aperture; and expands, on the other end, into a slanted rhombus that thickens where the facing legs winnow, suspended in an uncanny balance. With a remarkable inch-thick glass top signed Fontana.