4 May 2007
STUDIO B.B.P.R. (LUDOVICO DI BELGIOJOSO, ENRICO PERESSUTI, GIAN LUIGI BIANFI & ERNESTO ROGERS)
DINING SUITE, CIRCA 1932
birch, to include eight chairs, with leather upholstery, and two tables, each with zinc water trays and black Vitrolite tops
chairs 29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) deep, tables 30 in. (76 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide; 35½ in. (90 cm.) deep
Vitrolite glass marked Temperit (10)
The suite was created as a wedding gift for the Turin home of the vendor's grandparents in the early 1930s.
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Irene de Guttry & Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Déco Italiano, Rome, 1988, p.71 (examples of chairs illustrated in a subsequent interior dated 1938)
The architectural and design studio B.B.P.R. was founded in 1932. The partnership exhibited at the Milan Triennales throughout the 1930s, and became internationally known through their collaboration with Olivetti during the 1950s. The glass tops of each table are centrally drilled with small holes to each accept a single flower stem.
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