LACCIO TABLE LONG
Side and coffee table in chrome plated tubular steel with black or white laminate top. MADE IN ITALY.
Marcel Breuer has been experimenting with steel tube for years, while developing his cantilever chairs. As part of this process, he designed a set of stools, which were used as tables later or the famous laccio table. As a Bauhaus apprentice in 1925, Marcel Breuer conceptualized the low table as a companion to the Wassily chair, the first tubular steel design based on the tubed frame of a bicycle.
Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland in 1910. He studied in Paris and at Yale University, after which he joined his father’s practice. Eero initially pursued sculpture as his art of choice. After a year in art school, he decided to become an architect instead. Much of his work shows a relation to sculpture. Saarinen developed a remarkable range which depended on color, form and materials. Saarinen showed a marked dependence on innovative structures and sculptural forms, but not at the cost of pragmatic considerations. He easily moved back and forth between the International Style and Expressionism, utilizing a vocabulary of curves and cantilevered forms. Saarinen died in Ann Arbour, Michigan in 1961.