This piece is the outcome of Theodore Waddell’s exploration, in 1956, of how to design tables with extremely light frames, and takes its inspiration from the architecture of tensile structures.
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714 Low Table
Waddell studied the systems patented by Buckminster Fuller and, in 1972, created a type of configuration for Cassina where, for the first time ever, it proved possible to create furniture using suspension cables.
The frame of these tables consists of six legs, of which three do not touch the floor, but provide support for the glass table-top. Meanwhile, the others touch the floor, but not the table-top. The result, extremely elegant and striking sculptural, is evocative of molecular structure.
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100 DIA x 450 H (mm)
Tables with polished chromium plated steel frame. Crystal top, thickness 12 mm. (0.5"), with bevelled edge under the top
12 - 14 Weeks
Theodore Waddell, born in 1930, is an Italian Architect who resides in New Mexico USA.He practised as Architect and Industrial designer in Italy for fifteen years, making a name for himself also as photographer. Many of his pieces can be seen in the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and he also has a permanent collection at the MoMA in New York.The 713/714...
Cassina, founded in 1927 in the northern Italian region of Brianza, has been a preeminent design leader and manufacturer of original contemporary furniture. During the mid-50’s Cassina engaged the talents of architects such as Gio Ponti, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini and Vico Magistretti for design collaboration. Modern classics include the Cassina I ...