Vintage Italian Desk or Coffee Table Set in Plexiglass and Brass


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Rational and linear desk or coffee table set made of plexiglass and brass; the set is composed by a square ashtray with brass tray and by a nice vase with a particular shape that can be used as a flower or pen holder; the two objects are characterized by essential volumes that recall geometric shapes; they were made in a well-equipped and innovative laboratory in the province of Milan (Italy) between 1970 and 1975; the artisans of those fabulous years, tired of conventional materials that did not allow them to go too far with their imagination, resorted to plexiglass for its extraordinary versatility and simplicity of workmanship that allowed them to create elegant, extravagant and modern products rewriting the rules of contemporary design of the '70s; lamps, chairs, tables and small tables, vases, magazine racks and much more were born from those skilled hands and inventive minds, objects that break definitively with the rationalist tradition. In those years plexiglass made its appearance on the design market, stimulating the interest and creativity of many designers and famous brands, which in the late 60s and 70s gave shape to truly innovative products, populating architecture and fashion magazines; Plexiglas also conquers daily living giving an original and contemporary aesthetic to objects that accompany us every day, trapped in traditional canons for a long time. Plexiglas is a plastic material, whose "real" name is Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) or more simply Methacrylate, derived from the name of its structural polymers. Plexiglas is the best-known trade name, which has become commonly used today. The inventor of this material was Otto Karl Julius Röhm, a German chemist who made it in 1928 and it was later marketed in 1933 by the German Röhm industry. In 1936 the first acrylic sheet was made under the name Perspex, which means "to see through". In fact, among its most appreciated characteristics, there is transparency and it is often used as an alternative to glass also because of its unbreakability. These characteristics, combined with the fact that it is a ductile and versatile material, mean that Plexiglas lends itself easily to different types of processing and is used in different sectors. It is also known with the commercial names of Plexiglas, Perspex, Amanite, Lucite, Trespex, Vitroflex, Acrivill, Perclax, Limacryl, Crylux, Oroglas, Setacryl, Altuglas. It's soft, sensitive to scratches and abrasions that can be easily eliminated thanks to specific polish. The two items are in good condition, some small scratches can be easily removed as specified above. Measures ashtray width cm.15, depth cm.15, height cm.4, vase width cm.14, depth cm.5 height cm.14. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €320,00

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
4H x 15W x 15D
Dimensions (inch):
1,57H x 5,91W x 5,91D
Creator / Artist:
Brass, Plexiglass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The two items are in good condition, some small scratches can be easily removed as specified in the descripion.
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