The multi-disciplinary workshop was created by architects Jean Piantanida, Pierre Puccinelli, Roger Brusetti and the mosaicists Charles Gianferrari, Lazaretto, Pighin, Ferdinando Staffetta and Sergio Moruzzi, before being joined by other designers.
Throughout their career they designed a number of celebrated projects: the decoration of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, those of the town hall of Roanne, the prefecture of Colmar and, in 1974, the motifs on the front of the embassy of South Africa, a cast aluminium shell that protected the building from the many projectiles thrown during protests against apartheid.
Atelier L'Œuf favoured smaller scales starting with sculpture, a white page ideal for experimenting with geometric correspondences, putting the shapes in volume; then they started exploring mosaic.
The workshop realised mainly abstract works related to kinetic art in pâte-de-verre, terracotta and hardstone. The presented lot was originally conceived as a table for an interior project and its base has recently been replaced with a base from another piece from the 1970s.
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