The Shell coffee table challenges designing and engineering by combining monumental and brutal physicality, using stacked and fractured glass. The rugged trim is full of character and adds a vivid juxtaposition with the straight edges on the stacked glass. Not only is this a functional piece of furniture but a masterpiece in a contemporary home.
Designed by the legendary British sculptor Danny Lane for Fiam Italia and manufactured in Italy, the Shell coffee table exploits the strength of glass under compression and combines sophisticated construction and apparent simplicity. Shell’s glass base is made of 12mm thick curved glass while its hand sculptured top is made of 15mm thick glass.
- country of origin:Italy
- Assembly Required:Yes
- Shipping Charges:free
- 49¼"W × 49¼"D × 15¾"H
designed byDanny Lane
Danny Lane is an accomplished sculptor of American origin, who moved to England in 1975 to work under Patrick Reyntiens, an artist who specializes in the use of colored glass, which is Danny Lane's signature style in his projects. As a student, he studied Fine Arts at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Central School of Art and Design, which allowed him to experiment with different design techniques.
In 1981, he started his first studio in London, where he began to build his name and fine tune his craft. Danny Lane combines his love of sculpting and his passion for design to create unique and one-of-a-kind products. Lane is now a staple figure on the international design realm.
manufactured byFiam Italia
Founded in 1973, Fiam Italia is a global icon with its innovative use of glass to create sculptural beauties that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing. Fiam Italia designs, develops, and produces items of furniture in curved glass, creating them through a combination of craftsmanship and industrial processes, while merging tradition and innovation through a hand-crafted approach. Though Fiam's products look fragile, they are strong and sturdy to use on a day to day basis in a contemporary home.
Famous for its strong ties to the global design community, Fiam collaborates with leading designers like Philippe Starck, Enzo Mari, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Ron Arad, Xavier Lust, Daniel Libeskind and of course, the founder himself, Vittorio Livi. With more than forty years of a remarkable career under his belt, Livi still serves as one of the creative powers behind Fiam's continuous presence in the realm of global architecture and design.
Fiam's product selection includes extraordinary wall and free standing mirrors, modern coffee tables, fixed and extension glass dining tables, as well as innovative bedside tables, consoles, bookcases, curios, home office, and other glass made accessories. Fiam Italia's most iconic product is Ghost glass chair, which gives the illusion of floating for an enchanting touch.
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