Como tea set by Lino Sabbatini

The Como teaset, designed in 1957, is an outstanding example of expressionist organic design from the postwar period and a key Modernist object.

Details

Medium:
Electroplate
Dimensions:
Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £2,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Abstract Gallery

It exemplifies Sabbatini's romantic version of Modernism, which was opposed to geometric functionalism and joined fantasy with technology. It is his most celebrated design and was in production from 1959 until 1970. The prototype won a prize at the 1957 exhibition 'Formes et Idées d'Italie' in Paris.

Provenance

Abstract Gallery

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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