200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 United States 646.293.6633
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Bamboo Mirrored Screen

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials bamboo, mirror, wood
W. 82.5 in; H. 84 in; D. 2 in;
W. 209.55 cm; H. 213.36 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
Condition Good. Fully restored and in excellent vintage condition
Creation Date 1970s
Description Vivai del Sud bamboo mirrored screen from the 'Parma' series, Italy, 1970s. This exquisite screen consists of bamboo palm tree motif inlay on a 3-panel mirrored screen. These panels are expertly constructed from a padding over a wooden structure. On the front panels are mirrors and palm tree profiles made of bamboo (rattan) with the backs completely lined with bamboo. In the spirit of Vivai del Sud, the use of trompe l'oeil creates an atmosphere of an oasis created by a presence of a palm trees.

Vivai del Sud was a Roman company established in 1950 as a specialist in landscape gardening, reconstruction of the territory, restoration of large historical parks as well as design of bold "Jardin d'hiver" on terraces and attics of historic centers in Italy and abroad.  During the 1970s, Vivai del Sud established itself as a leader in the field of the manufacture of high-end furniture and accessories for indoor and outdoor use. It was founded by Piero di Pierri with the assistance of his brothers Giorgio and Gianfranco who were involved in the multitude of activities associated with the brand. The company’s activities spanned a wide range of sectors: from design to interior decoration on commission for villas and hotels; from the architecture of gardens to the production of exclusive furniture distributed all-over the world. Vivai del Sud specialized in design, promoting a cultured and sophisticated “Roman style”. During this period, Italian magazines in the sector - from Casa Vogue to Gran Bazaar and from Domus to L’Architettura - devoted articles and covers to the furniture produced by Vivai del Sud.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 47
Book References Stepfania Bedoni, Vivai del Sud
Article References Casa Vogue, November 1975, cover for similar example
Dealer Reference Number VIV503
Incollect Reference Number 344703
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