1976 Montreal Olympics side table

We love the colour combination and form of this unique side table created for the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.

The table is unlike anything we have ever seen both in form and construction. The top appears to be made up of mosaic tiles in vibrant colours of orange, hot pink and yellow.  The nature of the surface and its application remains a bit of a mystery to us as each tile feels raised and individual just as traditional mosaic tile but has the feel of a softer polymer based material.

Constructed from almost 1″ thick plywood with solid steel hairpin legs this table was certainly built to a high standard.

The underside of the table shows a label with the Montreal 76 logo, serial number, series number (118/1600) and room number.  All indication would suggest that this table was specifically made for the 76 games, perhaps for an athlete lounge, meeting room or hotel room, and therefor very likely to have never been offered to the general public.

Speculation aside this table is a striking and historical example of Canadian design!

This piece is currently available to view at our shop 965 Queen St West or in our online store.

 

 

 

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