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Leonardo

Designer Achille Castiglioni
Design year 1940
Production year 1968

Typology trestle worktable
Structure naturally evaporated beech wood
Top plated in white laminate or tempered plate glass
Plus adjustable height
Measurements trestle 51x86cm; h.63/89cm; top 100x200cm

Museums Victoria&Albert Museum, London; Museo dell’arredo contemporaneo, Russi (RA); Thessaloniki Design Museum, Saloniki

History
Developed from the type of worktable that is timeless, and was much loved by Achille Castiglioni who wanted to create one for his studio in Piazza Castello in Milan. With Zanotta, Achille Castiglioni perfected a calibrated version of the table for industrial design use, highly accurate both in shape detail and finish. Leonardo is one of Zanotta’s historical products that has become an established international reference piece.

Values
Leonardo represents the first industrial re-elaboration of the classic artist’s trestle table, and has had enormous success amongst professionals and industrial employees. It’s adjustable thanks to two simple wooden pegs, which create five different heights from 65cm to 91cm; the trestle legs are composed of 6 elements in evaporated beech wood, assembled to form a small piece of domestic architecture; the top, ample and resistant, is in tempered plate glass or plywood covered with white laminate plastic, two rubber supports stabilize the trestles.