Zanotta – Zanotta - Cavour Desk
Writing desk. Plate glass top. Natural or wengé-stained oak frame.
Writing desk. Plate glass top. Natural or wengé-stained oak frame. Bleached or wengé-stained oak drawers and compartment with brushed glossy lacquered parts in black.
While we’re on the topic of desks, here’s one that looks like a contemporary piece inspired by the mid-century modern aesthetic, perhaps designed within the last 10 years. I was surprised to learn it was actually born in 1949.
The contour and combination of materials in the Cavour Writing Desk were truly ahead of its time. Its designer, Carlo Mollino, was a remarkable character himself.
Mollino had an eclectic character, capable of unifying various forms of expression through brilliant artistic research. His career was highly diversified, covering architecture and town-planning. He designed a wide variety of furniture and interiors, fashion, and sets for theater film. He loved writing, photography, skiing, stunt flying, and car racing.
Mollino, was a student of the occult, and loved life so much that he wanted to replicate every aspect of it and carry it to the kingdom of the dead. He learned that ancient Egyptians decorated their future tombs, and that’s what Mollino did with his 18th century apartment.
in 1960, in the hills above Turin, the city he lived in all his life, Mollino acquired a two-story villa (“Villa Zaira”, today called “Casa Mollino”). In his spare time he decorated the interiors as if the apartment should become his own future tomb.
The furniture that Mollino designed were often one-off pieces produced specifically for the client whose house he was decorating, so many of his existing examples of his work are rare today.
Fortunately, Italian manufacturer Zanotta has revived a few of Mollini’s pieces including the Cavour desk and Arabesco and Reale tables, and Gilda Armchair.
- overall dimension
- Width 2470 mm
- Height 750 mm
- Depth 900 mm
Materials & Finishes
12 mm thick plate glass top with natural or wenge-stained oak frame. Natural or wenge-stained oak drawers and compartment with brushed glossy lacquered additions in black provide structural support and subtle storage.
|Colour||Frame - natural , wenge-stained oak ,Drawers natural or wenge stained with brushed glossy Black parts|
|Dimensions||Lenght 247 cm / Top 220 cm Height 75 cm|
|Anticipated Delivery||6 to 8 weeks|
Zanotta is a leader in modern and contemporary Italian designer furniture and production. Zanotta's guiding principles of quality, functionality and comfort have prevailed to the present day and they are recognized as a hallmark of excellent Italian design. Zanotta have received a legion of prizes for their designs and their daring experiments with materials and finishes continue to thrill the home owners the world over.
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- 2 Man Home Delivery & FREE* assembly
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- Goods unpacked, positioned and packaging removed
*Free assembly excludes wardrobes, system and wall mounted furniture and light fittings.
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