Superstudio Dining Table with Glass Top and Black Base
Superstudio, dining table, in black metal lacquered and glass, Italy 1970s.
Exceptional table by the Italian architects of Superstudio. The rectangular work table has a clear glass top. The frame consist of four large tubular legs of black coated metal. The legs are supported by crossed steel-wire. Due the clear glass top the constructive base is nicely visible from every perspective.
Superstudio was set up in 1966 in Florence by Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. One of Italy's first anti-design groups as a result of the counter-culture. Their anti-architectural proposals used monochrome grid systems as a way to mediate and give equality to space. It was also frequently used in their furniture designs in the way of small white glazed tiles.