Tiled Top Ceramic Molten ‘Fat Lava’ Mid Century, Retro Coffee Table.

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A coffee table that’s a work of art!

Beautifully sized to make an impact, it features a show-stopping top of ‘Fat Lava’ ceramic tiles in a sunburst pattern of dazzlingly red, orange, purples and browns with the wonderfully deep and rich texture that gives Fat Lava its name. The top, itself a stunning work of art, is set-off beautifully against a teak hardwood frame. Overall this is simply marvellous and truly impressive, a rare piece bursting with unique brilliance and quality throughout - and is definitely one of our favourite ever coffee tables!

Vintage Fat Lava coffee tables such as this are extremely rare and their exact history isn’t much documented at all. The fact that this one tile strongly indicates that it was almost certainly made by a top ceramics company as the firing of one huge tile is a more difficult and challenging process. The name “Stromboli” has come up in our research from the Ceramano ceramic art factory of West Germany 1954-89.

The plot thickens somewhat, as can be the case in the hazy world of vintage tiled coffee tables, where artists seem to have bed-hopped between companies. DeNisco and Belarti are other names we have uncovered but as this table has no legible signature remaining, it’s very likely that it would have been signed pre-firing and, as was often the case (especially with these Fat Lava tiled tables), the signature did not survive the firing process. Hence no signature on this table!

That’s our best guess anyway, either way, it’s a magnificent, stunning, unique and very high-end piece!

The top is in fabulous condition (hopefully our photos show that), there is only one small chip as shown in our catalogue of snaps. The wooden frame has been degreased, lightly sanded and re oiled, and does show some signs of wear and tear in the form of scuffs, dints and scratches.

This coffee table is certainly a show stopper and would look fabulous in any mid century inspired interior, a quirky practical addition to a coffee shop or an arty piece of furniture in a reception area!


Approximate Measurements

Height 40cm
Width/length 130 cm
Depth 55 cm


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