Jean Claude Dresse Luxurious Coffee Table in Black Resin Inlaid with Agate
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Jean Claude Dresse, coffee table, black resin, agate and steel, Belgium, 1970s
A side table crafted with high attention for detail which is characteristic for the work of the Belgian artist Jean Claude Dresse. This coffee table is executed with a black resin tabletop, resting on two lacquered metal pedestal feet. The oval shaped table top is finished with an organic pattern. The lines in resin that are drawn by Dresse and etched afterwards. A piece that finds itself between the borders of furniture design and art.
Jean Claude Dresse (1946-) is a Belgian artist and designer. He graduated from the art academy in Charleroi. His background of being a visual artist is clearly visible in his furniture designs as he uses artistic techniques such as mosaic and etchings. He makes use of precious metals such as brass and copper. Together with his father he was a prominent figure in the furniture business in the 1980s and he belongs to the artistic Walloon school that focused on glamorous aesthetics.