Description & Technical information

This elegant cradle shaped table is the work of the sculptor and designer Diego Giacometti, younger brother of Alberto Giacometti. With his unusual manual deftness and his inventive ability, Diego created variety of furnishings, fittings and decorative objects, each of them being a
fully-fledged piece of art. Sometimes he offered several examples of one model in a variety of size, ornamentation or finishing. However, due to
his direct interference on the objet, every piece is unique.

Diego's love for the animal world is completely appreciable in his sculpted  work. He created his own world of harmony and happiness, stamped with poetry and tenderness. Cats are the animals he chose to ornament our table. They became his unfailing companions until his last time and
Diego had always been an admirer of their graceful moves. Those felines  also evoke the trip to Egypt he made in 1927, just before he moved to
Paris with his brother.

The artist's virtuosity was to ingeniously remove the practical function of the objects to the advantage of their nature of sculpted work. The
transparency of the glass tops embellishes the light structure of the table, offering sophisticated and functional furniture, peculiarly  timeless and able to find its place in any kind of interior.


Date:  circa 1970
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Bronze with dark brown patina
Dimensions: 56 x 128.5 x 42.5 cm (22 x 50⁵/₈ x 16³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist.
European private collection.


Literature: Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Hermann Edition, Paris, 1986, same model illustrated p.86.
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti : Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Tome I, Eolia Edition, Paris, 1986, same model illustrated p.24.
Christian Boutonnet, Diego Giacometti, Exhibition Catalogue, Les Éditions de  l'Amateur / Galerie l'Arc en Seine, Paris, 2003, same model illustrated
p.71.