Probably best known for his signature shade of blue and for the monochrome paintings he created, in the early 1960’s Yves Klein’s artistic endeavors took a foray into the world of furniture design with his creation of an elegant trio of low Plexiglas, glass and steel tables filled with bold materials that appears to be suspended in space with a limitless depth. This iconic table is from an edition that was begun in 1963, shortly after he died suddenly in 1962, under the supervision of Yves Klein’s widow, Rotraut Klein-Moquay, based on a model he designed in 1961.
Klein designed the table in three different versions: Klein Blue (IKB) pigment, rose pigment (Monopink/MP), as well as gold/yellow (Monogold/MG). Table d’Or is a Perspex-and-glass table filled with gold leaf. Every table has a signed and numbered placard of authenticity issued by the Yves Klein estate affixed to the underside.
“I did not like the nothing, and it is thus that I met the empty, the deep empty, the depth of the blue.„