Tura Aldo Italian Designer Thermos in Wood Covered in Goatskin


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Elegant and very particular thermal jug, the structure is made of wood and inside there is the silvered glass part with a double cavity (Sir James Deward's vase) with cap for hermetic closure; the external part is covered with lacquered goatskin, a very difficult precision procedure; the jug is finished with elegant and refined brass parts in correspondence of the mouth and of the slender and graceful handle; The thermos was designed by the Italian designer, furniture maker, and decorator Aldo Tura (1909-1963) and produced between 1949 and 1951 by the company he founded in 1939, in Cusano Milanino (Lombardy-Italy). Working between the trends of Art Deco and modernism, Tura created luxury accessories and unique furniture that were characterized by rich materials, sculptural forms, and exclusive craftsmanship techniques. In the post-war years, while many furniture manufacturers were adapting their working methods to mass production, Tura continued to engage in traditional Craft methods. He preferred complex forms and labor-intensive processes that could never be replicated in a large-scale production system. His mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau style with Minimalist modern design went beyond the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship. In his designs he used a wide range of unusual materials such as goatskin, eggshells, parchment, and wood veneers, employing his most beloved colors of yellow, red, and green. The Brooklyn Museum in New York has several of Tura's works, which were originally displayed in the traveling exhibition "Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today." Many of his products are true collector's items, particularly creations such as our thermos finished in goatskin and parchment. As we have said, Tura never adapted to the Industrial process and this has determined that even today there are only a limited number of his objects on the market. The rounded shape of our jug with its very elegant yellow leather upholstery binds well with the brightness of the metal applications giving us an object worthy of one of the greatest names in Italian design. Measures: diameter cm.20, height cm.25.

Current list price: €580,00

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20th century (1900-1999)
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Dimensions (cm):
25H x 20DI
Dimensions (inch):
9,84H x 7,87DI
Creator / Artist:
Aldo Tura
Brass, Skin
Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
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