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Creso

Year
1988 – 2021
Designer

A singular form with a monolith’s silhouette, the Creso experiments with a sole pedestal of support to transform a table into the kind of vigorous geometry that defined the eye of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.
Returned to a more faithful rendering of Vignelli’s ideas, the new Creso explores a use of materials that underlines the potency of the design, with its round top and pillar base crafted formidably in travertine, or topped by glass and marble, braced by a with various metallic finishes.

Dimensions

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Finishes

The surfaces are available in the following finishes:
Transparent glass, 15 mm thick;
White arabesque marble, black Marquinia, red Levanto, Green Alpi marbles, 20 mm thick;
Marbles with a matte polyester finish, glossy polyester finish available upon request;
Matte Travertine, 20 mm thick, stone with a natural polished finish. The Travertine top is only paired with the base in the same finish.

The cylindrical base is made with a steel tube, painted in a gun-metal grey or orbital bronze finish, or clad with a brass-plated steel foil. Another variation is the single-material version in matte Travertine, made from a single block. An internal iron column supports the weight of the entire structure without negatively impacting the marble cladding.

Top
VT17
MR02
MR05
MR06
MR07
MR08
Base
MT03
MT13
MT14
MR08
Transparent glass VT17

Glass slab characterised by transparency and absence of colour.

White arabesque marble matt or glossy MR02

Marble white arabescato, extracted from the Alpi Apuane, is a fine marble characterised by its crystal white colour and dark grey veins. Marble white arabescato and selected stones enhance the veins and shades. The deep hues and brightness of the mineral mosaics are the result of thousands of years of the stone’s natural metamorphic process and are skilfully brought to light in all their beauty.

Marquinia black marble MR05

Nero Marquina marble is extracted from Spanish caves and is deep black in colour. This natural stone is crossed by white or light grey veins. Stone slabs of first choice, carefully matched from the same block, without necessary granting of the continuity of the grains. Any differences in the texture, grains, color, or the presence of natural cracks filled with resin are natural attributes.

Levanto red marble MR06

Levanto red marble has been considered a highly precious marble since ancient times. It is a particular marble, characterised by a predominantly red colouring with white veins. Stone slabs of first choice, carefully matched from the same block, without necessary granting of the continuity of the grains. Any differences in the texture, grains, color, or the presence of natural cracks filled with resin are natural attributes.

Alpi Green marble MR07

Marble of great aesthetic value, refined and elegant. Compact and uniform structure with a remarkable chromatic variety. The basic tone is dark green with numerous shades, with veins tending towards white or yellow, which stand out against the green background and make the material unique. Stone slabs of first choice, carefully matched from the same block, without necessary granting of the continuity of the grains. Any differences in the texture, grains, color, or the presence of natural cracks filled with resin are natural attributes.

Matt travertine marble MR08

Travertine is a sedimentary and calcareous rock that is mainly distinguished by its unique compactness. In traditional form, it is a fairly uniform light beige stone, and the surface is puttied and polished to compensate for its porosity. The product consists of a mixture of carefully selected raw materials that are sintered at very high temperatures. The obtained slabs show off the splendid veining of marble in all its nuances and layering, which compares favourably with quarried marble.

Acciao lucido ottonato MT03

Polished mirror with brass-plated finish stainless steel AISI 304

Verniciato opaco canna di fucile MT13

Multi-layered painting with "gunmetal" effect. The difference between coffee tables of the same finish is characteristic of the manual workmanship, which may be susceptible to variations in tone and homogeneity.

Verniciato opaco bronzo orbitale MT14

Multi-layered varnishing with a "scratched" effect obtained by manual brushing. The difference between coffee tables of the same finish is characteristic of the manual workmanship, which may be susceptible to variations in tone and homogeneity.

Marmo travertino opaco MR08

Travertine is a sedimentary and calcareous rock that is mainly distinguished by its unique compactness. In traditional form, it is a fairly uniform light beige stone, and the surface is puttied and polished to compensate for its porosity. The product consists of a mixture of carefully selected raw materials that are sintered at very high temperatures. The obtained slabs show off the splendid veining of marble in all its nuances and layering, which compares favourably with quarried marble.

From the archive

  • 1 1988, the Creso table in the original handcrafted gold leaf finish
  • 2 1989, Honourable Mention at the ADI Compasso d’Oro
  • 3 Encaustic colors inspired by the nuances of the 18th century paintings of the artist, Francesco Guardi
  • 4 Craft technique of Encaustic art, also known as "Venetian stucco"
  • 5 Encaustic uses a very sophisticated technique involving the application of very fine sand plaster
  • 6 The stucco is applied by hand in the traditional way
  • 7 The craftsmanship makes each base unique in its colour and shades
  • 8 1989, Selected for the XV Compasso d'Oro Award

The genesis of Creso attempted to recover the craft technique of Encaustic art, or “Venetian stucco”, in which a very fine sand plaster is applied with a spatula and then the colours, inspired by the 18th century paintings of the landscape artist, Francesco Guardi, are heated and fused.

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