Impressive La Corte walnut and glass dining table by Mario Bellini for Cassina 1970s
About the item
An extremely rare design by Mario Bellini for Cassina. The La Corte dining table was only produced in very limited numbers. After the famous exhibition ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’ Bellini embarked on a journey to go back to the absolute basics in furniture design. This table is a result of this journey. The tables were only offered for sale only in 1976 within Italy. In contrast to other dining tables of Bellini’s hand, this table is not in production anymore. So, exclusivity is safeguarded.
The table features an impressive solid bare walnut wood 4 legged cross foot that evolves into four large crossed patterned arms supporting the glass plate. Although the foot has a relatively simple geometry, the result is impressive. The table has a strong stance and due to the simple geometry and thick legs certainly has a brutalist feeling to it. Provided sufficient space in the right environment, this table will be an absolute highlight. The top glass plate consists of layered glass and measures 165 cm diameter, providing room for at least 10 persons.
Provenance is provided, certifying the authenticity of the table. Literature: Morteo, Enrico. Mario Bellini. Furniture, Machines and Objects. London: Phaidon, 2008, p. 176.
About its condition
The table is in good condition. The foot has some slight wear and the glass plate has a couple of chips on the edges. This plate will be replaced with an original spec square glass plate.