Luciano Frigerio (1928-1999) grew his influential practice from his father’s small but highly skilled cabinetry workshop in Desio Italy. Frigerio was passionate about design and craft spending much of his spare time visiting the studios influential architects of the time like Gio Ponti, Franco Albini, Gio’ Ponti and Carlo De Carli. His own studio grew a reputation for his ‘mobili scultura’ – furniture sculptures – in cast brass, bronze and wood. As in his personal life as a jazz player, he was the maestro compositore.
This pair of cast brass side tables from 1950 are a good representation of Frigerio’s oeuvre. Excellent craftsmanship using premium materials. At once organic in its stem, it descends into a hexagon at the foot. The table top is an imperfect circle, with subtle texture across its top surface. Marked at the foot with the markers mark.
In excellent condition with on minor traces of past use and bags of patina.