Christian Krekels Signed Brass Coffee Table with Etched Table Top
Christian Krekels, coffee table, brass and enameled steel, Belgium, circa 1980s.
This luxurious and refined coffee table features an etched brass tabletop and robust, dramatic black legs. The etched top shows two patterns that are placed on one another. The first pattern consists of several fields that are filled with a play of lines. The upper layer shows an organic play of lines with one centerpoint.
In the 1970s a trend of decorative arts arose in Brussels. Key-designers were Aldo Chale, Georges Mathias, Willy Daro and Lova Creation and Jean Claude Dresse and Christian Krekels worked in this style too. Their style was characterized by the use of gemstones as decorative element and the use of golden brass as primary color. The classical technique of etching was highly applied on their designs for coffee and cocktail tables.
This piece comes with a copy of the original drawing made of the etch.