10/18/07

1950s COMPASS TABLE attr. JEAN PROUVÉ / 40s Modernist coffee table ESA



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What is it?
A stacking table designed by James Leonard in 1948; made by Esavian Ltd. for The Educational Supply Assoc., London. Similar and often attributed to Jean Prouvé's Compass table [c. 1950] or Wim/Gerrit Rietveld's Pyramid table for Cirkel [c. 1959].

6 comments:

  1. This design is by the English designer James Leonard in 1946 or 7 and pre-dates Prouve's 'Compass' by three years. It was featured in Domus in early 1948 and was manufactured in high-pressure die-cast aluminium, using an American machine, a highly-innovative production method. He also designed brilliant chairs, over a million were made by 1965 - and yet he remains unknown - we brits are very bad at celebrating our talents - I hope to plan an exhibition on him - a british prouve!

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  2. Guy, did the exhibition happen? Thornton

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  6. See forthcoming article on James Leonard in the new British magazine Mid Century Modern...

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