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94/256/1 Coffee-table, plywood, Robert Klippel, Australia, 1954
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Coffee-table, plywood, Robert Klippel, Australia, 1954
Robert Klippel is probably Australia's best known contemporary sculptor. During the mid 1950s he became seriously interested in industrial design. The table was one of a number of pieces he designed as prototypes for production. Klippel's design is quite distinctive, rather than producing a simple support to the table top, he devised an elegantly shaped interlocking base comprised of 2 curvilinear forms. The table is designed to be cut from one sheet of timber.
Harry Boyd & his wife's friendship with Robert Klippel dates back to the early 1940s. Since Harry Boyd died a few years ago, Zuma Boyd has maintained contact with the artist. The table has been in the Boyd's possession for many years. Harry Boyd posed for the scupture 'Opus 24' in 1946.

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Coffee-table, plywood, Robert Klippel, Australia, 1954. Comprises of three parts:
- an oval shaped table top, the underside applied with four brackets to hold the base
- two 'W' shaped interlocking forms that serve as the base
370 mm
510 mm

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Purchased 1994
+ Interior design
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