The Vidun “Screw Table” by Vico Magistretti

The Vidun “Screw Table” by Vico Magistretti


Vidun  = “big screw” in Milanese dialect

The “big wooden screw” sets the height of the tempered glass top – and this way Vico Magistretti converted the typical support of the old workbenches into a domestic element.

Vico often said: “It is always the conceptual detail that attracts people’s attention”

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The Vidun screw table, was designed in 1986, has been produced by DePadova since 1987.

Pierluigi Ghianda is one of the most famous Italian cabinet makers in the world: he has worked with prestigious luxury firms like Hermès, and has collaborated with Italian artists and architects like Gae Aulenti, Cini Boeri, the Castiglioni brothers, Gianfranco Frattini, Vico Magistretti, Gio Ponti, Richard Sapper and Ettore Sottsas.

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Pierluigi Ghianda, the master cabinet maker, made the first prototype for the base and Vico Magistretti perfected the design which raises and lowers with the simple turn of a screw.

The big wooden screw base is a masterpiece of interlocks

Theatrical, like a sculpture.

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It is one of the most iconic objects designed by Vico Magistretti and sold through DePadova.

The screw, a small incredibly useful object, was the inspiration for the first table in the DePadova collection.

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Product Description

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Three-legged base in beech with natural finish, lacquered in black, white or red or aniline-stained in violet-turqouise-green or red-yellow-orange/yellow.

All finishes have a transparent polyurethane varnish

The Three-legged base comes with adjustable height from 63 to 80 cm by means of the big wooden screw.


The tempered glass top offers a view of the base

Rectangular or round top in 12mm thick tempered plate-glass with polished edges.

Rectangular tops have two bases, round has one

Bases can be purchased separately.


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