713/714 Coffee Table
This piece is the outcome of Theodore Waddell’s exploration, in 1956, of how to design tables with extremely light frames, and takes its inspiration from the architecture of tensile structures. Waddell studied the systems patented by Buckminster Fuller and, in 1972, created a type of configuration for Cassina where, for the first time ever, it proved possible to create furniture using suspension cables.
The frame of these tables consists of six legs, of which three do not touch the floor, but provide support for the glass table-top. Meanwhile, the others touch the floor, but not the table-top. The result, extremely elegant and striking sculptural, is evocative of molecular structure.
Cassina | Theodore Waddell | 1973