A George Ciancimino coffee table with solid marble top and steel base. Born in Algiers in 1928, George Ciancimino moved to Paris at the beginning of his career which he began as a ceramicist and sculptor´s assistant. He first branched out into furniture design when he moved to North America in the 1950's and eventually settled in London. He set up an antiques business in Chelsea with his brother Jean-Claude that specialized in Renaissance & Antiquities. Ciancimino returned to product and furniture design in the late 1960's when he opened a gallery on the Kings Road. It is during this time that he developed a distinct style: blending his interest in Japanese craftsmanship with his passion for modern industrial processes. George Ciancimino has had countless projects including designing both private residences and corporate offices for clientele including Bear Sterns, Seagram and British Airways. His work has also been successfully licensed to companies such as Mobilier International (France), Jens Risom (USA), Martinez Medina (Spain) and Steelcase (UK) and he has designed products for MOMA NY and the Japanese company OUN. This table is in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. There is some chipping evident along the edge of the marble.