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The Sgabillo is one of the most acclaimed designs among the many notable creations within the catalogue of Italian design brand Zanotta. 

Designed in 1950 by the Swiss architect and artist Max Bill (co-founder of the prestigious Hochschule für Gestaltung, known as the School of Ulm), Sgabillo, meaning stool, is one of the Zanotta collection’s emblematic designs.

A pure form in graphic relief, this icon is displayed in the permanent collections of six of the leading museums of design and art in the world, including Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Made of natural birch wood, Sgabillo represents a micro-manifesto of modern, functional thinking, and a natural embodiment of the Bauhaus principles.

Joining the Zanotta catalogue in the early 1970s, the same year as the legendary range Quaderna by Superstudio, Sgabillo was initially conceived in two heights, but it is now made in a 450 mm high, 400 mm wide and 275 mm deep version.

A thin wooden peg serves as footrest and additional grip to move the stool around, allowing multiple uses as a side table, alone or stacked.

Discover more of the Zanotta collection on the Space Furniture Australia website.


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