SOLD – Table basse « Bambou » attribuée à Willy Rizzo


What I like

I like the very simple shape of this coffee table, magnified by the refined play of bamboo veneer. While we know Willy RIzzo mainly for his lacquered or melamine furniture, he innovates in this “Bamboo” collection, bringing the warmth of wood and the refinement of marquetry and steel. I also like the possibility of placing a few bottles in the central cavity, depending on the mood, or on the contrary of accentuating the refinement by placing an orchid or other graphic plant there. The fact that the cavity is not central gives it a Japanese and refined note.

It is a novelty to make steel and bamboo veneer coexist, with a game of geometric marquetry.

I like being able to place it between two armchairs or next to a large sofa: always its effect and its beautiful chromatic palette will work wonders.

Technical details

Attributed to Willy RIZZO (1928-2013)

Square coffee table in bamboo marquetry animated by a geometric decoration, square in shape, resting on a square base also slightly recessed covered with steel, welcoming in its center an off-centre steel tray, which can accommodate flowers or bottles.

Around 1970.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 29,5 cm – Width: 76,5 cm – Depth: 76,5cmWeight: 20 kg

Mix & Match

This coffee table has a simple shape and great refinement in the bamboo marquetry and the metal associated with it: as a result, it can perfectly integrate all kinds of interiors: it will be placed in a living room with furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries: its preciousness will allow it to be integrated into it without any problem. But it can best be combined with fairly low furniture, either with an assertive line like the pair of Space Age red swivel armchairs, or Togo seats by Ducaroy: the comfort of these seats will be balanced by the straight lines of the table. low. With flowers in the central cavity it will play a great refinement, with bottles it will be the ally of all bachelors.

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The designer

Born in Naples in 1928, Willy Rizzo began his career as a photographer in Paris very early in the 1940s. A great photographer of personalities, fashion and major reports, he has exhibited all over the world: at the Galerie Agathe Gaillard in Paris, at the Bukamura Gallery in Tokyo, at the Maison de la Photographie in Moscow, at the Mallett gallery in New York and London, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and even at the MUBE in São Paulo.

In 1968, he moved to Rome and began his work as a designer for his personal needs because, according to him, “Scandinavian furniture was neither comfortable nor luxurious enough”. He created many pieces of furniture made by Mario Sabot in Italy, and faced with demand, he created his workshops in 1970 and launched his points of sale all over the world. “Imagination and strong modern style” are the words that define his style. Today his Elliptical marble table is exhibited at the MoMA in New York.

Willy Rizzo married Dominique Rizzo in 1979. They have three children, Willy Jr, Camilla and Gloria. In 2009, they opened the Willy Rizzo Design and Photography Studio at 12 rue de Verneuil in Paris 7th. Willy Rizzo died in 2013 but his Studio continues to bring his work to life through exhibitions and numerous projects.

The editor

Willy Rizzo first had his furniture made by Mario Sabot in Italy and then edited his own creations, all remarkable for their quality of manufacture, the simplicity of the design balanced by the quality of the materials, the taste for the colors.

A beautiful, authentic object at a fair price

This coffee table has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuity of the design, guarantee of a valorization of your new acquisition in your interior and of an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and to mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage furniture is a reasonable investment, and it saves our planet’s resources!

Additional information
Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 76,5 × 76,5 × 29,5 cm




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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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