The Boboli table designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cassina is characterized by its geometrically ordered lines. The structural challenge was to ensure the stability of the slim-line twisted uprights that form the base. These uprights, both load-bearing and decorative, pay homage to the canons of the classical Italian garden, where plants were often trained vertically. The sinuous form of these aluminum legs confer a sculptural look to the design, where rigor and imagination come together to challenge the limits and the very nature of the material from which they are made.
Cassina presented the latest iteration of the Boboli table in 2016, further improving its stability and resistance by fixing the table-top to the base. The painted aluminum base is available in matte black, gold chrome and gunmetal. A new version with 200 cm diameter and optional Lazy Susan is also available.
As a designer, Rodolfo Dordoni has created a career of collaboration, through designing furniture and objects for the home with a wide array of companies. Born in Milan in 1954, Dordoni graduated with a degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic. He soon began designing for Artemide, working on their glass collection; eventually becoming their art director. Dordoni then transitioned to working for Cappellini from 1979 - 1989. He has since created lines for or work directly with Cassina, Minotti, Flos, Dornbracht, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Roda, and Venini. In 2005 he created his own architecture firm, Dordoni Archietti, which focuses on architectural planning, interior design, and exhibit design. His work is often considered to be simple and intuitive; much of his design process goes beyond the object itself and focuses on the marketing campaign that will feature the piece or line.