1. QUADERNA DINING TABLE

    Florence’s Superstudio was one of Italy’s ‘anti-design’ groups, a product of the late ’60s counter-culture. They rebelled against the slickness of La Dolce Vita and aimed to produce buildings, furniture and situations with a philosophical content and a radical attitude. A common honeycomb core is shared by desk, console and bench versions. The Op Art patterned laminate has been silk-screen printed; while conspicuously modern, it also suggests renaissance geometry and the stage sets of Serlio. Designed in 1970.