Sculptural Ernesto Valabrega Kingsize Bed in Oak with Nightstands

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Ernesto Valabrega, bed with nightstands, oak, Italy, circa 1935

Sculptural bed, designed by Ernesto Valabrega for his company Mobilart, circa 1935. This bed shows all characteristics of a true Ernesto Valabrega design. The headboard as well as the footboard show beautiful oakwood panels that display a flowing grain in the wood. The rustic design is emphasized by the organically carved legs on all sides, showing great craftsmanship.

This pair of nightstands show beautiful craftsmanship and design by Ernesto Valabrega. Manufactured in oak, the nightstands show the beautiful grain of the wood on all sides. Truly special are the organically carved corners and the turned wooden handles.

Italian designer Ernesto Valabrega (1901-1944) was born in Turin, as the son of celebrated designer and cabinetmaker Vittorio Valabrega (1861-1952). 

His father Vittorio was, together with his brother, the founder of Fratelli Valabrega (Valabrega Brothers Company, since 1884) that was situated in Turin. During the 1890s, Vittorio became the sole owner of the company and had great success with his refined wooden furniture. Vittorio Valabrega became well-known for his furniture in the floral Art Nouveau style, but as a true child of the 19th century, his company also manufactured furniture in Neo-Renaissance and the French Rococo Louis XV-style. His designs received positive attention and were awarded at World Exhibitions. At the famous exhibition in Paris in 1900, Vittorio even received a gold medal.

It was at the age of 24 that Ernesto got on board with his father’s business. His involvement from 1925 onwards had a great impact on the company. Ernesto decided to change the company’s name to Mobilart in 1928 and radically redirected the course. Whereas Vittorio was inspired by a variety of contemporary and historic styles, Ernesto chose for a different approach. He renounced the 19th century mixture of styles and approached furniture design in the same manner as the highly influential William Morris of the English Arts & Crafts movement. Their reform was an artistic reaction to the widespread industrialization of the 19th century.

Ernesto despised products of poor quality and chose high quality materials that would last a lifetime. The furniture he created in the late 1920 and 1930s are a true testament to his beliefs. With his irregular carvings of oakwood, the hammered hinges, flowing edges, embossed surfaces his furniture shows quality, attention to detail and ultimate craftsmanship. This king size bed measures 210 x 180 cm. 

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • Date of Manufacture 1930s
  • Dimensions Height 116 cm Width 180 cm Depth 210 cm
  • Dimensions Height 45.67 in. Width 70.87 in. Depth 82.68 in.
  • Materials and Techniques Oak
  • Period 1930 - 1939
  • Place of Origin Italy
  • sold as set of 3
  • Style Art Deco Of the Period