Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, the 304 dining table is a rare collector's piece made by Italian furniture powerhouse Cassina but now out of production. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, and watercolorist who played an important role in the turn-of-the-century Post-Impressionist and Arts & Crafts movements, and is considered the father of "The Glasgow School" of the international Art Nouveau style and a key pioneer of modern design. Minimalist yet refined, the 304 is a round ash wood table stained black with square legs with three symmetrical cutouts per leg. In an ingenious bit of thoughtfulness, Mackintosh designed the 304 table to have a lever-operated built in "lazy susan" with a detailed side edging, so the table top resembles a pair of concentric circles.
In very good vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use, including light surface scratches, wear to outside edge of table top, and a few marks on the legs. This piece was purchased from B&B Italia in New York City in the late 1980s.
Table - 76" x 76" x 29.5"
Lazy Susan - 43" x 43" x 1.5"