Pierluigi Giordani Rare Constructivist Coffee Table in Wood & Glass, Italy 1950s

$18,500 $14,800

Pierluigi Giordani, (1924-2011)

A remarkable geometric coffee table by Pierluigi Giordani, the master Bolognese architect and designer. A graphic, elongated pear wood base of singular vitality cleaves from an X-shaped center, the flexion points doglegged so the angles play off each other and build to an arresting equipoise, like a constructivist sculpture. The faceted points of the arms are beautifully offset from the slanted legs they mirror; they support a rectangular glass top, delicately inset on brass rivets. The dramatically tapering feet culminate in brass sabots.

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.

Italy, 1950s.

  • Origin: Italy
  • Period: 1950's
  • Dimensions: 50" L x 20" W x 21" H
  • Materials: Fruitwood, glass, brass
  • Condition: Very good; wear consistent with age and use.