"The problem with some designers is that they play with the appearance of things rather than getting at the essence." - Massimo Vignelli
The Kono table has a glass top resting on a slab of granite on one side, and the tip of a metal cone on the other. The cone comes in variety of finishes from rusted steel to gold leafed steel. This design exploits the relationship between abstract geometrical figures and materials finishes. design: Vignelli, p. 250.
Sketch of Casigliani Kono table, circa 1984
pencil on paper
8 1/4” x 11 3/4”
Box 270, Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York