This is a Heinz Lilienthal brutalist inox edged coffee table, model E 7, German. Designed, circa 1960.
- Structure with subframe of wood varnished in black, tabletop with stainless steel sheet and etched surface.
- Approximate dimensions: H 45 cm, W 111 cm, D 111 cm.
- Minor wear commensurate with age, some minor scratches.
Heinz Lilienthal went into business for himself and founded the Atelier for Church Art in Bremen-Lesum in 1952. He used both classical lead glazing and the concrete glazing technique developed in the first half of the 20th century to manufacture the church windows. The latter was to become more important for his work. Stylistically, both representational and completely abstract representations are present in his work, even in a single building in harmonious coexistence. In addition to the glass paintings, Lilienthal developed further creative fields of activity. He created mosaics, designed table furniture and experimented with metal, concrete, natural stone and wood since the 1960s for large-scale interior and exterior wall designs. He found an artistic expression that lives from the contrast between circular and linear forms as well as light and dark materials. His innovative metal melting work earned him recognition at home and abroad. In addition, he designed wall decorations in metal, wood and concrete, furnished ships for the Greek shipowners Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos and finally became a successful designer of table furniture.