original design coffee table / glass / square
METAFORA cod.1979 by Lella & Massimo Vignelli



  • Style:

    original design

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  • Height:

    22 cm (8.7 in)

  • Length:

    120 cm (47 in)

  • Width:

    120 cm (47.2 in)


Since when it was presented for the first time, at the Furniture Show in 1979, the table Metafora, drawn by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, charmed for its aesthetics, for the choice of its forms and its materials, for no detail is coincidental but everything is linked by a fil rouge of meanings and historical references. The four forms of the Euclidean geometry, the Cube, the Cylinder, the Sphere and the Pyramid, made of four different marbles, represent the basis of the table finished with a big sheet of transparent glass. The four elements are independent and can be positioned freely, without the table losing its own identity regardless the position of the elements it consists of, being them all necessary however to make it be stable.
There are 4 versions depending on the chosen material:
code 1979.2 - All four geometrical forms are made of Carrara white marble.
code 1979.3 - All four geometrical forms are made of Black Marquinia
code 1979.4 - All four geometrical forms are made of Travertine
code 1979.1 - The four geometrical forms are available in different materials:
The Pyramid in Carrara white marble
The Cube in Black Marquinia
The Cylinder in Travertine
The Sphere in Rasotica

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