Carlo De Carli – “Spider” table

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Graduating in architecture in 1934, at the Polytechnic of Milan. He then went to work in the studio of the legendary architect and designer Gio Ponti. He then became a collaborator from 1940 as a triennial mediator, between handicrafts and furniture production. His designs are recognizable by promising the elements of a human presence, as he would put it “It is the relationship of the human form and design”.
His famous chair design, is among the 683 pieces of marketable unobtainable modern art. As well as his distinguishable Spider Table, that we want to talk about today.

Hunting through a junk warehouse here in Italy, we spotted a spider shadow hanging over us. Immediately realizing what it was, we were stunned in disbelief of this special unusual find. 
This beautiful 1950’s Original Spider coffee table, designed by De Carli was found in good condition, but needing a little work. It needed a glass top and structure reinforcement. We took it to our wonderful restorer and had it reinforced, polished in black walnut and we replaced the interlocking glass. We decided instead of a clear glass top, to replace it with a smoked glass top to give it a more modern look.
Today, this De Carli Spider Table is one of the hardest pieces to find, for its type and color in the world of modern art.
The location chosen for this beautiful coffee table is our showroom, where we collect and exhibit all our ideas.
The coffee table is combined  with original 1960’s chairs, that we will tell you about in our next post.

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