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200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


"Goutte d'Eau" Signed Coffee Table in Bronze by Ado Chale

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  • Description
    Ado Chale early rare "Goutte d'eau" oval coffee table with cast bronze table top on two sets of tripod black lacquered metal bases. This exquisite sculptural coffee table was made by the Belgian artisan and designer Ado Chale in the late 1970s. It shows a high level of detail, most notably on the cast bronze table top. "Gooutte d'eau" refers to the intricate abstract table top design which depicts a serene drawing of a water drop, hence its title. Chale, a self-taught craftsman, became inspired by pre-Colombian culture during one of his many travels which lead him to include influences from that culture in his designs. The use of an almost architectural base in brushed metal makes the tabletop float in a way that gives the heavy and sturdy table an interesting lightness. The tabletop has aged beautifully, giving it a stunning and gorgeous patina which emphasizes the naturalistic pattern. This extraordinary and important Chale coffee table with its subtle yet bold design is a work of art commanding attention in any interior.
    Signed on the side of the tabletop "Chale."

    Brussels private collection

    Ilona Chale, Ado Chale, Editions Aparte, 2017, p. 184

    An example of one of Ado Chale’s "Goutte d’Eau" tables was included in the retrospective "Ado Chale: Alchemist. Artisan. Designer" at BOZAR, Brussels in September 2017.

    Ado Chale (b. 1928) is a Belgian artist and designer who is known for his furniture designs which reference the natural world in both use of materials and form. In 1962 Chale opened his first gallery and was an active member of the Brussels avant-garde scene. In his gallery, Chale showcased jewelry from fellow artists as well as his own creations. Among others, Ado Chale is one of the key designers in Belgian postmodern design. His style was characterized by the use of gemstones as decorative element, references to natural elements and inspiration from his travels. “My designs have succeeded each other and have evolved over my discoveries, mostly in mineralogy, iron bronze and aluminum. Technical constraints have constantly pushed my development.” In recent years, we have seen a real rediscovery and appetite for Chale’s early creations.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Belgium
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: bronze, enameled metal
    Condition: Good. In very good condition considering age and use with rich patina to the bronze and some oxidation to the metal legs
    Creation Date: 1970s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    200 Lex Booth #: 47
    Dealer Reference #: CHAL202
    Incollect Reference #: 710198
  • Dimensions
    W. 46 in; H. 12.5 in; D. 22.5 in;
    W. 116.84 cm; H. 31.75 cm; D. 57.15 cm;
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