Large Jean Claude Dresse Coffee Table with Inlay of Marcasite
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Jean Claude Dresse, large coffee table, marcasite, wood, steel, Belgium, 1970s
This extraordinary piece was crafted with great eye for proportions and detail, typical for the work of Dresse. The luxurious character of the marcasite inlay emphasizes the rich appearance. The think top is finished with a high gloss black edge, signed by the creator himself. With the use of an almost architectural base in brushed metal the tabletop almost floats in a way, which gives this heavy and sturdy table an interesting lightness. The decorative marcasite inlay was placed pointing towards the center of the table, which gives it a dynamical look and great visual depth.
Jean Claude Dresse (1946) is a Belgian artist and designer. He graduated from the art academy in Charleroi. His interest in the 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 esthetics. When his father died and the market was more difficult, he could not continue to make the furniture on his own so he became a visual artist.
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