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Orseolo

Design Carlo Scarpa

BEAUTY OVER TIME

A modern table but, above all, an absolute masterpiece and unsurpassed model of formal beauty, inspired by the intuitive insight of Carlo Scarpa.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1972

An absolute masterpiece, this unparalleled model of formal beauty was the fruit of an epiphany on the part of Carlo Scarpa, the designer. The Orseolo table is constructed from sheets of MDF coated in a thick layer of mirror- shine or matte polyester lacquer; this is poured hot onto the wood surface and then brushed and polished using special machines. The linear panels are joined together with satin-finish cast aluminium fasteners, which serve a dual purpose. Both aesthetic and functional, they relieve the stress at the critical points of the table, and thus help preserve the beauty of the lacquer finish.

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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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The simple rectangular panels are assembled with satin finish aluminum alloy joints: the juncture parts that are the points of maximum stress, allowing the lacquered table to maintain its beauty over time.

Frame/Top

MDF boards covered with a coat of mirror polished or opaque polyester lacquer.

Fasteners

Cast satin finish aluminum.

GLOSSY LACQUERED ROSSO CINA

GLOSSY LACQUERED BIANCO OTTICO  

GLOSSY LACQUERED ROSSO AMARANTO

GLOSSY LACQUERED COMFORT

GLOSSY LACQUERED BLU NOTTE

GLOSSY LACQUERED PETROLIO

MAT LACQUERED BIANCO OTTICO

GLOSSY LACQUERED AZZURRO

MAT LACQUERED COMFORT

GLOSSY LACQUERED GRIGIO CHIARO

MAT LACQUERED MARRON GLACE

GLOSSY LACQUERED NERO

MAT LACQUERED SALVIA

MAT LACQUERED ROSSO CINA

MAT LACQUERED ROSSO AMARANTO

MAT LACQUERED BLU NOTTE

MAT LACQUERED AZZURRO

MAT LACQUERED GRIGIO CHIARO

GLOSSY LACQUERED MARRON GLACE

MAT LACQUERED NERO

MAT LACQUERED PETROLIO

GLOSSY LACQUERED SALVIA 

PRODUCTION YEAR

1972

DESIGN BY
Carlo Scarpa
PRODUCTION YEAR

1972

DESIGN BY
Carlo Scarpa

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