José Zanine Caldas (1919-2001), Denuncia Table, Brazil, 1970s
78,5 x 120 x 108 cm
Price: EUR 76,000 (plus any applicable taxes)
Unique dining table designed and made by the Brazilian architect and designer José Zanine Caldas. The table is made of solid Brazilian hardwood, which makes it a heavy, yet precious piece. The piece was created by Caldas in the 1970s as part of a larger collection of furniture for a private home in Rio de Janeiro for which he was also the lead architect. Conscious about not disturbing the natural environment, Caldas was always committed to integrate his projects with their natural surroundings. Working mostly with reclaimed timber and wood, Caldas began carving solid furniture and abandoned the rigid design aesthetics of Modernism. He called this series of the furniture 'Móveis Denúncia', meaning Furniture-Denunciation. Reminiscent of Caldas’ work of the 1970s, this table is highly sculptural and organic, and takes full advantage of the cracks and natural curves of the wood.
Private collection Brasil, acquired directly from the artist, thence by descent
Overall very good condition. Minor scuffs and dents to the corners of the base. Splitting and shallow spots to the edges of the surface top are inherent to the material