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Giordano Viganò

Giordano Viganò Cabinetmaker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 031792461
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From carpenter to furniture designer

  • • Giordano grew up watching his father sketching furniture
  • • The turning point in his career was meeting architects
  • • He loves wood deeply

When he opened his own workshop in 1959, Giordano Viganò would never have guessed that this path in life would later lead him to work with some of architecture's biggest names and become a furniture designer as well as a furniture-specialised carpenter. From the mid 1970s, after having met architect Luigi Massoni, Giordano began making furniture with a modern touch. Society was changing and so were people’s tastes. A new season was ahead and it was to be full of decisive encounters for Giordano. The result of all this is a man who shapes the right wood for the object requested; a man who also says no if necessary.

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Works

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Plie coffee table

Plie is an elegant coffee table with a foldable base in ebony macassar. The table top is a removable tray. All the metal details are in brass.

Height 5730 cm
Width 78 cm
Depth 53 cm

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Antique Fossil

Two precious ammonites from Kazakhstan are inlaid in the table top, which is covered with antique-looking pure gold leaf. The ammonites are characterised by a rare pattern and splendid natural colour. The table is made of ebony from Gabon. The two legs are decorated with a geometric design with inlaid pure gold leaf.

Height 95 cm
Width 140 cm
Depth 49 cm

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Blue Moon

A round piece of azurite, characterised by various natural colours, and a larger piece covered with parchment, are inlaid in the table top. These two stones are surrounded by two bronze rings. They are part of the beautiful surface of the table which is entirely covered in blue shagreen. The base of the table is formed by two curved semicircles of wood, finished in parchment and blue shagreen.

Height 49 cm
Width 150 cm
Depth 80 cm

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Marguerite writing desk

Marguerite is a sophisticated writing desk made of maple wood with a thin edging in amaranth wood. A pen tray made of amaranth wood is built into the top, closed by a lid. The cross legs are decorated with polished brass rings, which have a screw cover made of wood. The writing desk has two drawers.

Height 57 cm
Width 125 cm
Depth 73 cm

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Ladybug

Ladybug is an original round box made of walnut with ebony inlay. In order to open the box, the lid separates in two parts, which rotate on a brass pivot. The inside is divided into several compartments and the central space has a lid covered with leather.

Diameter 32 cm
Height 9 cm

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