Aldo Tura (1909-1963) was a hands-on designer who experimented greatly with traditional craftsmanship hand applied craft processes and finishes out of his workshop in Milan. He is best known for his tables and lamps, which drew on shapes from the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements. His designs were minimal allowing interesting materials such as parchment, eggshell and goatskin to be centre stage. The Tura firm continues to operate in Brianza, promoting Italian hand-craftsmanship and the eclectic materials embraced by their namesake designer.
This dining table is a very strong example of his work, simple in form, with a soft curved oval top affixed to an oval pedestal base. The ethereal lacquered goatskin is softly textured and with a warm reddish glow.
L218 D128 H77cm