Abstract For his home (Caboto Street, in Milan) the architect Augusto Magnaghi-Delfino designed a prototype of coffee table in marble and iron and assigned the construction to his trusted artisan in Carrara. The unusual shape of the top table and the single leg and the lack of the original drawing stimulated our interest in trying to recreate the draw of this coffee table. We create two templates, then we fitted points with approximating curves. For the components of the leg and the table’s top we concluded that the shapes are similar respectively to branches of Lamé curve and superellipse, a curve used by the Danish writer and inventor Piet Hein in 1959, which started in Architecture and Industrial Design the use of mathematical curves.

GEOMETRICAL ANALYSIS OF A DESIGN ARTWORK COFFEE TABLE DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT AUGUSTO MAGNAGHI-DELFINO

P. Magnaghi-Delfino;T. Norando
2018

Abstract

Abstract For his home (Caboto Street, in Milan) the architect Augusto Magnaghi-Delfino designed a prototype of coffee table in marble and iron and assigned the construction to his trusted artisan in Carrara. The unusual shape of the top table and the single leg and the lack of the original drawing stimulated our interest in trying to recreate the draw of this coffee table. We create two templates, then we fitted points with approximating curves. For the components of the leg and the table’s top we concluded that the shapes are similar respectively to branches of Lamé curve and superellipse, a curve used by the Danish writer and inventor Piet Hein in 1959, which started in Architecture and Industrial Design the use of mathematical curves.
APLIMAT - JOURNAL OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
geometry, art, design
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