Tavolo “Babele“ [Table “Babele”] (1969)
Part of:
  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (furniture designer)

Tavolo “Babele“ [Table “Babele”] (1969)


circa 1969-2015

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 18 digital files (460 MB)
    2 drawings (including 1 reprographic copy)
Scope and content:
This project series documents the "Babele" Tavolo, a table design by Pettena in 1967 and produced in 1968 by Gufram, an Italian seat and furniture manufacturer based in Barolo. "A sculpture that has become a stand for objects: it consists of a tree (with a marble base and metal trunk) whose leaf-shelves in lacquered wood can be placed in any position." [1] The table was designed in the context of designing furnishings for Pettena's studio-home in Florence.

The project series contains a sketch showing different configurations of the table and its components, drawings, photographs and project descriptions in Italian and in English.

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/design-babele-table-1969/ (last accessed 4 November 2019)
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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Florence Italy

Language of material:
  • English
  • Italian
Related units of description:
  • For more projects related to Pettena's furniture designs for this studio-home in Florence, see also: - AP207.S1.1967.PR01 “Rumble” Sofa [“Rumble” Couch] (1967) - AP207.S1.1968.PR06 Tavolo “Babele“ [Table “Babele”] (1969)

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