Pair of Side Tables
Pair of side tables Mod. "Gea"
Lacquered wood in off-white colour
Rare version with rotatable base
DESIGNER Kazuhide Takahama (1930-2010)
DIMENSIONS L. 37 x W. 36 x H. 69 /cm
Repertorio del Design Italiano, Giuliana Gramigna, vol.1, pg. 88 (same series different model)
Born in Miyazaki on the Japanese island of Kyushu, Kazuhide Takahama studied architecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology before joining the practice of architect Kazuo Fujioka. After graduating, Takahama designed the Japanese Pavilion for the Milan Triennale. While supervising the installation, Takahama met Dino Gavina, who invited him to design for his design company, Gavina SpA and began a lifelong collaboration with him. Over the next decade, Takahama introduced several designs through Gavina, including a knocked-down storage unit called DaDa and a semi-circular shelving system called GEA. In 1963 he moved to Bologna and came into contact with the most active Italian designers of the time. The designer kept working until his final years and left a lasting legacy in Bologna: designing the façade of the city’s Guglielmo Marconi Airport and the shelters at its bus stops.