Stunning “Cardinale” vase designed by Lino Sabattini, manufactured by Christofle in France around 1950.
This eye-catching piece is made of high quality silver plated metal and has the name of the manufacturer engraved in the bottom. It has a very recognizable shape, making it an amazing addition to any modern interior.
In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
The versatile and prolific Italian designer Lino Sabattini is a master creator of cutlery and tableware. Sabattini’s designs are as beautiful and elegant as they are superbly crafted.
Although entirely self-taught, Lino Sabattini established a studio in Milan in 1955. Lino Sabattini became more widely known through the links he forged with Gio Ponti, who was enthusiastic about Lino Sabattini’s designs and presented his metal objects to the public in “Domus” magazine in 1956 and also organized an exhibition in Paris that same year.
In 1956 Lino Sabattini became design director at the prestigious Christofle Orfèvrerie, designing metalware for them until 1963, notable for abstract organic forms that were always extremely elegant. In addition, Lino Sabattini also designed glass and ceramics for Rosenthal, Nava and Zani&Zani.
In 1964 Lino Sabattini opened a studio in in Bregnano, south of Como. The limited editions of Lino Sabattini designs produced by Argenteria Sabattini are highly coveted by connoisseurs.