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Side table model "TN6" or "Cicognino"
Manufactured by Poggi
Italy, 1953
Solid and teak plywood

Measurements
40 cm x 81 cm x 40 cm
15,7 in x 31,8 in x 15,7 in

Literature
R. Dulio, F. Marino, S.A. Poli, Il mondo di Poggi. L'officina del design e delle arti, Electa, Milano 2019, pp 30, 38, 63, 69, 84-85, 97-99;
G. Gramigna, Le fabbriche del design. I produttori dell'arredamento domestico in Italia, Allemandi, Torino 2007, p. 190;

Provenance
Home of Ezio Poggi

Detail
In the years of production for Poggi, we sometimes find ourselves in front of real "domestic animals", which Albini evoked in his drawings. One of these is certainly the Cicognino “valet stand” table produced in 1952: one of the three slender legs extends to become a “beak-handle”, making it easy to transport the object. The support surface is surrounded by a sheet of wood so as to become a tray. As observed by M. Fagiolo, the "Cicognino" is an object that seems to come out of Walt Disney's pencil, and still appears to us as an extremely current drawing (not surprisingly it is part of Albini's design pieces returned to production with the Cassina company).



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