Round table by Pierre Vandel from the 1970s Villa d'Este collection

20th century
50's, 60's, 70's
From: 28290, Commune nouvelle d'Arrou, France

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    Round table by Pierre Vandel from the Villa d'Este collection, 1970s.
    Made of steel frame with green patina. Beveled glass top.
    Legs and tops in gilded brass with leaf motifs.
    It bears the PIERRE VANDEL PARIS plate.

    H72 x W120 x D120

    Furniture designer Pierre Vandel was born in 1946 in Roubaix, a suburb of Lille, France. He is best known for his angular tables, which evoke the glamorous yet minimalist aesthetic that dominated French furniture and lighting design in the 1970s.
    Pierre Vandel trained in assembly and industrial design, before joining a research team at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées and the École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers in Paris. Interested in technological innovation and different types of product development, Pierre Vandel experimented with a vertical aquarium and hi-fi systems, before devoting himself to the already well-established field of table, chair and lighting design.
    In 1969, Marais International placed an order to distribute 5,000 copies of the designer's relatively unknown work. However, it was his meeting and friendship with iconic fashion designer Pierre Cardin (b. 1922) that proved to be the decisive turning point in Pierre Vandel's design career and brought him international success. Cardin supported Pierre Vandel's efforts by encouraging him to create his own brand, Pierre Vandel - Paris, and then introducing him to high society, who bought Pierre Vandel's designs.
    Pierre Vandel's designs - which include dining tables, desks and coffee tables in aluminum, lacquered wood or Plexiglas structures with brass details and smoked or transparent glass table tops - are exported to customers in New York, London, Melbourne and Tokyo. His Vertèbre chair (1972), named after its aluminum frame reminiscent of a spinal column, is upholstered in thick brown or black leather. Produced over four short years, only 800 chairs in all were made - half with armrests, half without. The Vertèbre chair established Pierre Vandel's reputation in the design community as an avant-garde and innovative designer, but the history of this rare chair was slightly overshadowed by Pierre Vandel's "Hollywood Regency" models, more accessible in style and produced in larger numbers.
    Now in his seventies, Pierre Vandel continues to design new products in his workshop in Croix, near his home town. His creations from the 1970s are in great demand on the vintage market.

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