STADERA

Design Franco Albini

BALANCE AT PLAY

The desk-table designed by Franco Albini makes a striking first impression, thanks to the two side-by-side trapezoidal tops supported by a single steel base, making it a piece of great tactile and visual sophistication.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

This table/writing desk, designed by Franco Albini consists of two trapezoidal planes, one smaller than the other, on a single steel support. This balancing act is characterised by the material richness of the planes, which are available in three types of wood, and natural cement, their shape being delineated by a frame. In each version of this piece, one plane is thicker than the other, the higher of the two available with a leather top. This accentuates the tactile and visual qualities of the piece. While the single- leg support might suggest a lack of balance, equilibrium is established using the principle of the Roman balance (stradera, in Italian), a form of weighing scale consisting of a beam with two arms of different lengths, and a counterweight that can be displaced along the graduated, longer arm.

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Franco Albini

He was a major figure in the Rationalist Movement, excelling in architectural, furniture, industrial and museum design. After receiving a degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1929, he worked with the Ponti and Lancia design studios.is work for the magazine Casabella also played a key part in his development, marking his conversion to the Rationalist Movement and his becoming its spokesman on the Italian cultural scene.

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The play on contrasts is heightened by the tactile richness of the top, in wood or in natural cement, customizable with a cowhide top that adds to the elegance of a furniture piece ideal for the living room, study area or home office.

Top - Two trapezoidal tops side by side; Finish·

natural American walnut

Base

steel

Leg in tubularsteel

Saddle hide cover, to be placed on the main top

PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

DESIGN BY
Franco Albini
PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

DESIGN BY
Franco Albini

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