This 1988 ‘Vanity’ dressing table is made in an edition of nine pieces (5/9) by Alik Cavaliere (1926-1998)
Materials used are solid pearwood, polychromed inlay, and bronze.
Mr. Cavaliere was a good friend of Mr. Zanotta. Because Mr. Zanotta saw a market in artist designs he decided to launch a side project/company that would focus on limited editions of designs made by artist friends. Zanotta Edizione was launched. Alik Cavaliere made several, designs for Zanotta Edizione, most of the are discontinued.
Alik Cavaliere (1926 – 1998) was an Italian sculptor.
He spent his life researching the meaning of life, freedom, nature, and history. Atheist and libertarian for generations, he didn’t believe in any preconceived, final structure of the society, the environment, or the whole universe. Neither he followed any art movements of his times, although he knew all of them and was temporarily influenced by some. He strove along his own way, narrating his perceptions with a witty irony, through sculptures made up of a wide range of materials, disposed of in a chaotic labyrinth which visitors are forced to traverse without being able to find a definitive point of view.
He exposed twice at Venice Biennale, in 1964 and 1972, both times in a personal room. He undertook teaching duty in Brera for over 30 years, eventually becoming a director. Noteworthy his retrospective held at Royal Palace of Milan in 1992, named I luoghi circostanti.