ODILE TABLE COLLECTION. PHOTOS BY MARIO CIAMPI
The Odile Collection includes a series of generously sized coffee tables for the living room. They are complemented by their alter ego Odette, a console table with light and slender shapes that echoes their fluid language and constructive logic. In these pieces, which inherit from the Oblique storage units that are complementary to them part of the formal language, it is rhythm that is the protagonist: as in a classical ballet, it seems that these pieces can hover in the air lifting themselves on tiptoe as if they were ballerinas with light and harmonious movements.
Each element has been designed pursuing this idea of lightness, visual but also and above all technical lightness: the elliptical sections of the wood have been reduced to a minimum, the legs tapered with delicate transitions, the crossbars tapered and thinned. The top is made of bronzed glass flush with the wood, while the marble tops have been designed and worked to become 6mm thick sheets of stone.
From this oneiric inspiration of dance, the names Odile and Odette echo the antithesis in the two personalities of the protagonist of The Swan Lake. On one side Odette, the ethereal and delicate console, on the other side Odile, the small tables, more daring and exuberant. As in the Opera, two souls in perpetual contrast coexist in this collection: on the one hand the strong contemporary, rational and synthetic value of clean form, on the other the memory of tradition, the wood worked in the Italian way, the sinuous and refined transitions that winks at the masters of the past.
FRANCESCA HAYWARD AS ‘ODILE’ IN THE SWAN LAKE, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. PHOTO BY LAHOLLINGS, 2019
LETTERA DI GIO’ PONTI A UMBERTO CASSINA, 1953. ARCHIVIO STORICO CASSINA.
ODILE TABLE RANGE IS ENRICHED WITH ODETTE CONSOLE; ALL PIECES ARE AVAILABLE IN CECCOTTI’S STANDARD
WALNUT FINISHINGS, ALONG WITH BRONZE, FUME’ OR CLEAR GLAS, AND A WIDE RANGE OF MARBLE TOP OPTIONS.