DESIGNER IN FOCUS: ALDO TURA

Coroto Vintage Design Furniture Berlin

Born in 1909, Italian designer-maker Aldo Tura established his furniture production house in Lombardy in 1939. Working between the idioms of Art Deco and modernism, Tura created singular, high-end furniture and accessories that were typified by rich materials, sculptural forms, and high-end, artisanal techniques. Tura’s work has become highly collectible, especially examples with exotic finishes— like eggshell, goatskin, and parchment—in intense palettes of red, green, and yellow.

Tura was one of the most unique design talents of the Italian midcentury. In the postwar years, as many furniture producers were adjusting their production methods toward mass production, Tura remained committed to slow, traditional hand craftsmanship. He favored intricate, complex forms and labor-intensive processes that could never by replicated in a large-scale factory system. As a result, the number of works by Tura available on the vintage market remains limited.

In our collection, we carry dining chairs, tables, coffee and side tables as well as bars.

Beige Aldo Tura Oval Dining Table in Lacquered Goatskin

Aldo Tura dining / console table

Set-of-four-Aldo-Tura-high-back-dining-chairs

Aldo Tura highback dining table chairs

Brown-Italian-two-tiered-sliding-coffee-table-with-hidden-bar-by-Aldo-Tura

Aldo Tura two-tiered sliding coffee table

Midcentury Italian Sideboard in Beige Lacquered Goat Skin by Aldo Tura

Aldo Tura sideboard in beige lacquered goat skin

Pair-of-lacquered-goat-skin-side-tables-by-Aldo-Tura

Pair of side tables in lacquered goat skin by Aldo Tura

Mid-Century-Modern-lacquered-Goatskin-and-Brass-bar-by-Aldo-Tura

Bar cart in brown lacquered goat skin by Aldo Tura