Pair of 1970s Peter Ghyczy side tables

Pair of 1970s Peter Ghyczy side tables

Code: 5090

Dimensions:

H: 44.5cm (17.5")W: 51.5cm (20.3")D: 51.5cm (20.3")

£1,100.00 for the pair Approx $1432.29, €1211.45

Pair of 1970s Peter Ghyczy side tables each with four cast brass legs with decorative, square, imprints at the top, which hold the thick glass tops in place. The brass legs have a lovely patination where they have not been cleaned for many years and the glass tops are in excellent condition.

German designer Peter Ghyczy was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1940.  Due to political unrest, Ghyczy’s family fled Budapest in 1956, moving first to Vienna, then to Bonn in Germany. Ghyczy finished his secondary education in Germany, studying sculpture in Düsseldorf before studying architecture at the Technical University of Aachen in 1960.  In 1969, he became a German citizen.

After graduating, Ghyczy worked on a large number of designs produced by furniture makers and factories in Germany, including Vitra. In the 1970s, he moved to Swalmen in the Netherlands where he founded his own design studio and it was here that he developed a new technique to hold glass to metal so that the glass appears to be floating within the metal structure and this has become Ghyczy's signature and is illustrated in this pair of tables.