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chest of drawers

1957

Tonelli e Broggi

 

The chest of drawers is part of the furniture designed for the second Selettiva del Mobile in 1957. In addition to it, a wardrobe, a bed and a desk had been presented. The furniture consists of a central block suspended on four legs containing three drawers. The attention to the detail is evident in several components: the legs have a brass core, whose head remains visible throughout the vertical development, and are covered with two triangular-section wooden elements that can be taper down, becoming a rectangular section. The legs remain visible on the top of the chest of drawers, which moves back in the corners in correspondence with the joint. This allows the visibility of the head of the legs and, once again, the contrast between the metal core and the wooden covering. Also the front of the drawers is designed with a shaped section in the upper part, favoring the invitation for the opening by the finger.