Quaderna table, design by Superstudio for Zanotta is characterized by simple and precise shapes.
The entire surface, including the top and the legs is finished with the plastic coating and 3 cm squares.
Designed by Superstudio the group founded in Florence by Cristiano Toraldo di Francia and Adolfo Natalini in 1966, the Quaderna table has been produced without interruption by Zanotta since 1970.
The Quaderna table, a cult object, is a product of the Radical Design style. This was the movement started in Tuscany that later spread internationally in the sixties and seventies. It aimed at revolutionizing the conventional approach to architecture and planning. Radical Design meant putting a stop to placing rationality and functionality at the core of planning. Instead, designers found a new appreciation of emotions and human communication. Ettore Sottsass was the first to pioneer these principles. His work allowed the 'radicals' to discover the potential of this new approach to design. Archizoom, Superstudio, Ufo and Pettena all count as representatives of the Radical Design movement.
The Quaderna table is exhibited in many museums worldwide.