Offered by: Found Collectibles
255 West 36th St. Suite 502-503 New York City, NY 10018 , United States Call Seller 954.294.3099


Brazilian Modern Coffee Table Acqua in Ebony Wood & Glass by G.Scapinelli, 1950s

$ 13,000
  • Description
    Available today, this one-of-a-kind Brazilian Modern coffee table model ACQUA made in Ebony wood and glass by Giuseppe Scapinelli, 1950s, Brazil is nothing less than spectacular.

    There are three reasons why this iconic piece is so special: First, the coffee table (swivel structure and glass) haven't been altered. This specific design is very fragile resulting in very few of these existing today in its original shape. The wood has only been repainted and the glass has a couple of dents but besides that, the coffee table is in excellent condition.

    Second, this iconic design is one of Scapinelli most renowned, appearing in countless publications, such as Casa e Jardim publications (Brazil House & Garden) as well as Giuseppe Scapinelli’s book (images attached). Attached images

    Lastly, the piece is truly a masterpiece of design. The organic shape of the base truly evokes its name ACQUA (water in Italian) and the base can swivel on its axis changing dramatically in appearance looking like a different piece.

    The coffee table is showcased in our showroom next to a pair of Carlo Hauner armchairs, a Jorge Zalszupin Pullman Sofa with an Abraham Palatink’s resin sculptures and truly looks spectacular.

    This effortlessly sleek coffee table can blend into almost any type of contemporary, Mid-Century Modern, boho chic, or modern environment. A beautiful coffee table like this, will add a touch of Mid-Century Modern swagger to any home!

    Giuseppe Scapinelli was born in 1891 in Modena, Italy, but like many of his Italian fellows, he crossed the ocean and immigrated to Brazil where he started a new life. An accomplished painter, ceramist, and sculptor, he began his career as a furniture designer in the early 1950s.

    Scapinelli was both a furniture maker and retailer in 1950s-1960s in São Paulo. His futuristic style is easily recognizable because of the curvy lines and soft shapes, inspired by the Italian design of the 1940s, a departure from the mainstream designs of his fellow retailers. His pieces are beautifully crafted in Brazilian traditional wood. He designed and produced many unique pieces for distinctive São Paulo homes. Scapinelli died in 1982.

    Size: H14.6, W47.2, D24 (in) H37, W120, D61 (cm).
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Glass,Hardwood,Ebonized,Hand-Crafted
    Condition: Good. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 656006
  • Dimensions
    W. 47.2 in; H. 14.6 in; D. 24 in;
    W. 119.89 cm; H. 37.08 cm; D. 60.96 cm;
Message from Seller:

Found Collectibles is a furniture and décor gallery located in 225 West 36th Street, Suite 503 in New York City, dedicated to sourcing unique yet timeless collections from across the globe. Each collection tells a story particular to its time and place in history. Specializing in expert craftsmanship, we only feature small-batch, high-quality designs. Contact us: Mobile: +1 954 294 3099, Landline: +1 646 649 4260

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