Carlo de Carli Round Table in Rosewood circa 1960
Carlo de Carli, round dining table, rosewood, Italy, circa 1950.
This circular table by Carlo de Carli features a slim, sculptural foot. The wooden grain has an admirable expression with dark grains that defines the aesthetics of this table. The use of one material emphasizes the solid look of this design piece. The hexagonal shaped foot is veneered as well and forms a wonderful entity with the table top.
Carlo de Carli was born in 1910 in Milan and became an important architect and designer in the 1940s and 1950s working with Gio Ponti. He became a keen exponent of Italian furniture bringing it to the international market. Together with Luigi Massoni he founded 'Il Mobile Italiano', one of the first platforms that promoted Italian industrial design.