Jean Claude Dresse Mosaic Coffee Table in Brass
Jean Claude Dresse, coffee table, brass and steel, Belgium, 1970s
Enchanting coffee table designed by Belgian artist Jean Claude Dresse in the 1970s. This square table with rounded edges is easily recognizable as a design of Dresse, displaying high attention for detail and one of his favorite materials to work with: brass. This table has a sculptural and luxurious appearance established by a geometrical base. The top shows a phenomenal texture featuring mosaic that circulate in a biomorphic movement. The different abstract forms are hand-hammered resulting in a magical composition. The side of the top is signed stating ‘Dresse’.
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. His oeuvre embodies designs made of precious metals such as brass and copper. Together with his father Marcel, he was a prominent figure in the furniture business in the 1980s and belonged to the artistic Walloon School that focused on glamorous aesthetics. After he and his father were successful as designers Jean Claude embarked on a career as a visual artist. Dresse designed many furniture pieces on commission, which means that a large part of these items is custom-made.
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