Memphis, Milan, Italy (1980-1985). <em>Casablanca Sideboard</em>, designed 1981. Wood, plastic laminate, 90 1/2 x 59 x 15 3/4 in. (229.9 x 149.9 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Furniture of the 20th Century, Inc., 83.104. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.104_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg)

Casablanca Sideboard

Artist:Memphis, Milan, ItalyEttore Sottsass Jr.

Medium: Wood, plastic laminate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed 1981

Dimensions: 90 1/2 x 59 x 15 3/4 in. (229.9 x 149.9 x 40 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 83.104

Image: 83.104_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
"Casablanca" sideboard, wood covered with plastic laminate. Tall, rectangular cabinet with differently angled arm-like shelves (in red and black) extending from each side, and another attached to the top reading like a crown. The framework is wood, entirely covered with a brightly patterned decorative plastic laminate in individual sections of white, red and yellow, mottled with black, with a black base. The cabinet front with a small tilting door at base (black), three drawers (black and yellow) above, and a large two-door (black and white) section (with four drawers inside) from the middle to the top. CONDITION - generally good except for a tiny loss to laminate at upper most corner proper rear; proper left door sticks out slightly towards top; and wood framework shows through to proper right of top yellow drawer at joint (faulty construction).

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