About this vintage design furniture
This Gianluigi Gorgoni briar burl wood display cabinet from the 1970s, made for Fratelli Turi, is an exceptional and unique piece of furniture. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this cabinet showcases the artistic vision and craftsmanship of its designer.
The cabinet is divided horizontally into four layers and vertically into three sections. The two end vertical units serve as standalone cabinets. At the bottom of each end unit, there is a spacious cabinet that provides ample storage space. Above the cabinet, a smoked glass display cabinet allows for showcasing prized possessions. Additional shelving on top of the smoked glass display cabinet provides extra display area.
The center vertical unit flank a chest of drawers, adding a functional storage element to the cabinet. On top of the chest of drawers, there is a shelving and display area providing versatile storage options.
Supporting and dividing the three parts of the cabinet is a japonisme teak grid frame, adding a touch of natural beauty and durability. The frame features specially made 24k gold-plated hinges to fit on the grid frame, emphasizing the attention to detail and luxury of the piece. These gold-plated hinges not only offer structural support but also add a touch of opulence to the cabinet.
Throughout the design, the handles, lines, and details of the cabinet are distinctively characteristic of Gianluigi Gorgoni, as evidenced by documented advertisements from the 1970s. The designer's unique style shines through, showcasing a harmonious blend of form and function.
It is worth noting that this cabinet was exclusively made for the owners, making it truly one of a kind. Its rarity adds to its allure and desirability as a collector's item or a centerpiece for displaying treasured possessions. With its ample storage space, it can also serve as a drinks bar, making it a versatile and practical addition to any space.
This cabinet imported to UK from Greece where its been since its first owners imported it from Italy. Big dining table and mirror also available.
Gianluigi Gorgoni’s pieces usually wrongly attributed to Romeo Rega or Willy Rizzo.
CREATOR: Gianluigi Gorgoni for Fratelli Turi
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c. 1970's
PERIOD: 1970 - 1979
MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES: Briar Burl Wood, brass, 24k Gold Plated, smoked glass
CONDITION: Good used condition
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and patina on the surfaces but nothing too concerning, a tiny chip on the glass door corner
HEIGHT: 228cm | 89.8in
WIDTH: 252cm | 99.4in
WIDTH OF EACH UNIT EXCLUDING DIVIDERS: 80cm | 31.5in
DEPTH: 45cm | 17.6in
Reference : 300332