Pia Manu Handcrafted Coffee Table in Stone
Pia Manu, coffee table, metal and stone, Belgium, 1960s.
This unique, handmade piece with cut and wrought iron frame is designed in the workshop of Pia Manu. The frame was made with several legs and subsequently inlayed with stone. The combination of the travertine top and the architectural, arched legs results in a naturalist combination. On the side of the table is a small ceramic stamp that shows 'Pia Manu'. Interesting details are the rough edges of the iron arches and the mosaic inlay of stone that has been done by means of a well thought through lay out that is utterly well balanced.
Pia Manu is a workshop from Ingelmunster, Belgium. Here, amongst others, Jules Dewaele and his son Koen Dewaele designed several design pieces during the 1960s. Pia Manu is still working along similar lines, with natural materials such as stone and travertine combined with ceramics. The ceramic tables are commonly known and these are bought at Amphora.