Paul Kingma coffee table, slate with brass inlay, signed by the designer, 1980`s ca, Dutch. This table has been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. Bold & strong this table signed by the sculptor Paul Kingma is an early and solid example of his passion for creating unique pieces influenced by the Brutalist style of the period. As early as the 1970`s Dutch artist Paul Kingma designed furniture incorporating natural elements of the Earth in a Brutalist but beautiful way. In the 80`s, Kingma incorporated other materials in relief like fossils, pebbles, copper and brass. Kingma once quoted "my stone tables resist the corruption of time, and support the weight of life". Kingma’s concept, nicely demonstrated in this piece, considers the table as an sculpture where the artist plays with the different materials. In Kingma’s words "a self-contained design that can be used as a table afterwards." At the focal point of this example, there is an oval top. This is made up of geometric slate pieces with a dark grey tone, diagonal brass bands, brass rings and vintage coins. This mosaic has exposed dark grout adding to the decorative design. The edges of the table are rounded. The sculptural plinth base is two semi circles repeating the rounded shape of the top. The base is resin with a textured coating like the slate on the top. The table top can be unscrewed from the base if needed. The table is in very good vintage condition. The top slate finish is in excellent condition with no marks or dents. The brass details have some vintage patina in line with age. The legs are in good condition with minor wear in line with age. Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. This table would be bubble wrapped and and an outer layer of card. It could be boxed to would fit into a box for shipping. Additional dimensions:The plinth base has - Height: 41 cm, Width: 68 cm, Depth: 38 cm.PAUL KINGMA DESIGN HISTORY - Dutch sculptor, mosaic artist, and designer Paul Kingma (1931-2013) is best known for his dramatic ceramic & stone coffee tables which have the sombre presence of the Brutalist design period. Read more on our Roomscape Blog about Paul Kingma Design History.