452 La Rotonda Coffee Table
La Rotonda is a table that transforms the warmth and essence of wood into beauty, featuring a simple, yet sculptural base, consisting of three square-section legs that intersect to perfection to offer a stylish support for the slim-line table top.
The joins between these three elements are carved into the wood, thanks to Cassina’s extraordinary carpentry craftsmanship, where technical quality matches aesthetic refinement. The base is available in a variety of woods, with a wooden or glass top, as well as the new additions: white Carrara, black Marquiña and brown Emperador marble.
Mario Bellini, born 1935 in Milan, studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. He taught at the Istituto Superiore di Disegno Industriale in Venice from 1962-65 and worked as a design consultant for Olivetti from 1963-91. He also designed independent products and furnishings beginning in 1963, establishing the architectural and design firm Studio Bellini in Milan in 1973. He served as a design consultant to Renault from 1978-82. In 1987 the New York Museum of Modern Art honoured him with a retrospective exhibition of his works. He was an instructor at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna from 1982-83 and at the Domus Academy in Milan from 1983-85. Bellini was chief editor of Domus magazine between 1986-91. He assumed a position on the architectural faculty at the University of Genoa in 1995, and teaches seminars and workshops at universities and academic institutions around the world.