Vintage display case in briar and smoked glass by Gianluigi Gorgoni for Fratelli Turi, Italy 1970

United Kingdom

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

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252 cm
228 cm
45 cm
Giovanni GORGONI
Mid Century
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About the designer

Giovanni GORGONI

Napoleone Martinuzzi was an Italian designer born on May 31, 1892 in Murano, an island in the Venetian lagoon renowned for its glass craftsmanship. He was the son of a famous master glassmaker, and thus grew up in an artistic and creative environment.

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