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Doge

Design Carlo Scarpa

ULTRARATIONAL EMBLEM

A sculptural structure that has become an emblem of Italian design, a trademark of the new ultrarational movement that in the late 1960s contemplated throwing off the restrictions of Rationalism by returning to traditional aesthetic values.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1968

A veritable masterpiece of the Italian design tradition, this sculpture-like table became, in the late-1960s, the emblem of the “Ultrarazionale” movement which, shrugging off the restraints imposed by the Rationalists, aimed to re- embrace traditional aesthetic values. Part of Cassina’s Simon Collection, the Doge table has been revisited with new textures and new materials. The architectural aluminium or satin-finish steel base, set off by the flat wide profiles, is the essential part of the table, while the elegantly refined mechanism linking top to base can be seen from above, through the glass of the table top. The new-look Doge table is available in five sizes, all taking their cue from Carlo Scarpa’s original design, with the table top being available in float-glass as well as white Carrara or black Marquiña marble.

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Carlo Scarpa

From architecture to works in glass, from design projects to preparing museum exhibitions, the work of Carlo Scarpa has always stood out in the unmistakable way in which it manages to bring together his love for materials, his attention to detail and his masterly elaboration of organic and Wrightian poetics. Architect, designer and artist, Scarpa left the Venice Academy of Art in 1926 and began professional work, but continued to visit craftsmen’s’ workshops and Venetian master glassworkers. For twenty years, right up until the second half of the Forties, he received numerous commissions to design, convert prepare buildings.

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With the Doge table, Carlo Scarpa takes an innovative approach to shapes and sizes, oriented toward an image of strength and character and facilitated by the author’s extraordinary ability to combine materials of different scale.

The architectural base in thick, flat aluminum or steel profiles forms the core of this iconic table with glass top, where the refined elegance of the base takes on the starring role as seen through the glass top.

Base

Aluminum or brushed steel.

Top

Float glass or marble variants.

Exposed fasteners

Burnished.

FLOAT 

SMOKED ANTHRACITE 

EXTRA CLEAR 

MARQUINA 

CARRARA 

COPPER GLOSSY ALUMINIUM 

GLOSSY GUNMETAL ALUMINIUM 

MATT RED ALUMINIUM 

GLOSSY ALUMINIUM 

MATT BLACK ANODIZED ALUMINIUM 

PRODUCTION YEAR

1968

DESIGN BY
Carlo Scarpa
PRODUCTION YEAR

1968

DESIGN BY
Carlo Scarpa

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