Silvio Cavatorta Large Highboard in Mahogany


Silvio Cavatorta, wardrobe, mahogany, birch, nickel-plated brass, Italy, 1950s. 

Italian wardrobe in mahogany and birch by Silvio Cavatorta. The wardrobe is visually structured in three parts. One large compartment with three doors and one door on each side. The inside is accessed with angular brass handles and keys that contrast nicely with the wood. Special feature are the two metal legs in front that rise all the way upwards. The interior is equipped with multiple drawers, shelves, mirrors and cloths racks.

Silvio Cavatorta (1899-1957) was an Italian designer. His father, Eugenio Cavatorta founded the furniture and upholstery company Cavatorta in 1869. Silvio, one of thirteen children, started working for the family business after the First World War. He was the main designer for the Cavatorta business, the furniture was mainly intended for complete home or business furnishings. During the Second World War Silvio continued to work, even under German occupation. Silvio his son, Franco (born in 1925) studied to be an architect and graduated in 1950. During his university years he completed internships in the studios of Le Corbusier, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and Sven Markelius. Franco Cavatorta was the one to introduce the new style, generally defined as 'Swedish', and took it in production in his fathers furniture factory.
The mahogany type of this piece does not require an export license.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Silvio Cavatorta (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 186 cm Width 355 cm Depth 65 cm
  • dimensions Height 73.23 in. Width 139.77 in. Depth 25.6 in.
  • material Birch Brass Mahogany Nickel
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45015170