Willy Rizzo Bar Table, 1970s


Willy Rizzo Bar Table, 1970s

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Willy Rizzo bar table, burl wood veneer, black stained veneer, glass, mirror & chrome, 1970`s ca, Italian. This table has been thoroughly cleaned respecting the vintage patina and is ready to use.

The attributed designer of this coffee table is Willy Rizzo whose furniture was sold by the luxury retailer Mario Sabot in Italy. This table which was sourced from a home in Rome, Italy has the quality detailing & luxury materials characteristic of Rizzo’s work. In this case the use of rich precious woods textures & metals follow the lines of his popular ‘Alveo’ Range.

This modernist piece, from the late 70’s has Art Deco design references such as burl wood veneer & black wood veneer both in a high polished finish. In addition there is chrome detailing and a plinth base. The result is a statement piece perfect for entertaining in a large living room. The Modernist form in luxury materials makes this piece fitting for a range of Interior Design schemes.

The design is a clever & playful combination of the cube & square surfaces. When closed this coffee table has a simple sculptural cubic geometric form drawing attention to the golden burl wood veneer & original thick square glass top. With its subtle emerald green tone the glass lets through tinted light which is reflected in the mirror compartment below.

When open this table playfully transforms. Below there is a square dry bar lined in mirror for bottles. Surrounding this there is a raised black plinth for glasses. The removable silver mirror exaggerates the depth, while keeping the piece ‘light’.

The top surface of the table has a checker pattern of burl wood at each corner. The unique pattern of burl wood comes from rare & deviated tree growth. This veneer is highly prized for its beauty and therefore sought after by furniture makers. The veneer is cleverly set to contrast the direction of the grain & golden tone.

To open the table for access to the inside, two of the sides slide outwards along chrome tracking. Each of these sides is composed of 2 veneer corners linked together by a rectangular portion which is veneered wood stained black. There is chrome detailing with a square profile surrounding & unifying the frame. The chrome trim repeats the reflections of the silver mirror inside. A portion of this chrome trim separates & slides along with the sides when they open.

When open, the centre square glass appears to float when in fact it is suspended on chrome pegs to the two black veneer volumes. The glass top is removable and easy to lift off. It could be left on when the table is open or totally removed if a full open bar is preferred.

Viewed from the side this table has a deep base with veneered wood stained black. This volume sits on a short pedestal square base in black laminate. This is recessed to give the appearance that the table is floating.

The table is in very good condition. The lacquer surfaces are in very good condition with only a few tiny superficial scratches as expected for its age. The glass & mirror are in excellent condition. The tracking is secure and slides smoothly.

Packing is offered free of charge. The glass & mirror surfaces are removable and will be wrapped & boxed separately for safe travel. The frame would be wrapped in light foam & bubble wrap and if necessary a second layer of card.

Additional dimensions:
When closed: Width: 99.5 cm, Depth: 99.5 cm, Height: 40 cm.
When fully open the Width becomes 134.5 cm.
The inside dry bar has Length: 99.5 cm, Width: 99.5 cm, Height: 31 cm. When the height is measured from the mirror to the surface edge of the glass top it is 37 cm.
The square silver mirror portion of the dry bar has Length: 69.5 cm, Width: 69.5 cm.
The surrounding shelf for glasses is Width: 13 cm, Height: 24 cm.
The emerald green square glass portion of the top has Length: 50 cm, Width: 50 cm & Depth: 1.2 cm.

Willy Rizzo Furniture History - Photographer of the stars Willy Rizzo (1928 - 2013) built his own furniture to fill his loft apartment in Rome. His items became so popular with his friends that he eventually set up a workshop.

Width: 99.5 cm
Height: 40.0 cm
Depth: 99.5 cm

Estimated Time: One to two weeks

This item will be shipped from London, United Kingdom.
If you want to save on delivery costs, this item is available for collection.
We offer a 14-day return policy. Please check our conditions.

Wear Condition: Excellent

Designer: Willy Rizzo

Brand/Manufacturer: Willy Rizzo

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Place of Origin: Italy

Material: wood glass mirror

Period: Late 20th Century

Style: Mid Century Modern

Listed by: Blair_7477

This seller is VAT registered.

SKU: 10581748