20th Century Italian Poggi Mahogany Tea Trolley by Franco Albini & Franca Helg
A light-brown, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian tea, bar trolley made of hand crafted polished Mahogany, designed by Franco Albini, Franca Helg and produced by Poggi, in good condition. The small serving table is composed with two shelves, supported by three rectangular wooden legs, standing on chrome wheels. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1950 - 1960, Pavia, Italy.
Franco Albini was an Italian Neo-Rationalist architect and designer born in 1905 Robbiate, Italy and passed away in 1977. Albini studied architecture at The Politecnico di Milano University in Milan and received his degree in 1929. After, he began his professional career working for the Italian designer Gio Ponti. In 1930, he opened his own studio, one of his famous works is the Margherita and Gala chairs made of woven cane. Albini received three Compasso d'Oro, the most prestigious Italian design prize.
Franca Helg was an Italian designer and architect born in Milan, Italy and passed away in 1989. In 1945, Helg graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University in Milan. She collaborate many years with the Italian designer Franco Albini.
Poggi was a high-end furniture manufacturer, founded in 1924, in Pavia, Italy by Roberto Poggi. He was the son of Carlo Poggi, who had a distinguished carpentry studio in the region of Pavia. At an early age, Roberto trained and learned at his father's worksop, where he soon developed a passion towards Italian design. After the Second World War, Roberto started to work with the Italian designer Franco Albini.
Material: Wood, Metal
Details: Polished Mahogany, Chrome
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 27.25" H x 25.75" W x 15.75" D