Otto Zapf’s Brilliant Red Table Design
December 1, 2010
What do you add to a room filled with modern pictures and French furniture, all deftly arranged in a classic 1920’s Manhattan apartment? A bright red fiberglass table. It is a perfect pivot for the collections, and, quite simply, a beautiful modern work of decorative art.
I particularly enjoy this table. This rare example from Glen Dooley’s antique shop here in New York is an early work of the designer Otto Zapf. Originally made in 1968, there are only a few examples of it existing, most in private homes. Zapf is known for his “Zapf Office Systems” for Knoll and many of you might be familiar with his puffy leather armchairs that were commonly seen in executive suites in the 1970's.
We plan to place this table in our client’s living room in a bay window facing the East River. This table, with its brilliant color and charming silhouette, is just the kind of special piece of decoration I live to find.