Art of oak
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Arto/Oak. Sense of excellence. Galleria collection

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OAK Industria Arredamenti SpA Via Marmolada 3/5 22063 - Cantù COMO Italy Ph. +39.031.73711 Fax +39.031.731847 info@oak.it www.oak.it

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For more than thirty years Oak has produced exceptionally high quality furniture, the result of a long tradition involving manual skills, artisan knowledge and artistic ability that are all deeply rooted in the territory in which the company was established and grew. Based in Italy, in the heart of the Brianza district - the entire history of Italian furniture has its roots in this area - today Oak is one of the most prestigious and experienced companies producing period and classic furniture, designed and made according to the precepts of the Cantù school, known throughout the world for...

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UNA COLLEZIONE DI PRODOTTI UNICI E STRAORDINARI. UN PROGETTO DI GRANDE EFFETTO SCENICO, COMPOSTO DA SINGOLARITÀ IMPORTANTI, TRA LORO AUTONOME, LIBERAMENTE IMPRESSION AND IS MADE UP OF SINGLE OBJECTS THAT CAN BE USED ON THEIR OWN OR ARE ACCOSTABILI L’UNA ALL’ALTRA, MA ANCHE PERFETTAMENTE ABBINABILI AD OGGETTI DI EASILY MATCHED; MOREOVER, THEY SIT PERFECTLY WITH CONTEMPORARY DESIGN OBJECTS. DESIGN CONTEMPORANEO. T HE GALLERIA COLLECTION BY OAK IS A SOPHISTICATED REVISITATION OF PAST FURNITURE NASCE DA UNA RIVISITAZIONE SOFISTICATA DI STILI IS A COLLECTION OF UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY PIECES....

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ONLY WAY FOR US TO BECOME GREAT, YES, INIMITABLE, IF IT IS POSSIBLE, IS THE IMITATION OF THE CAN TEACH US TO THINK AND TO DESIGN WITH CONFIDENCE, FOR IT ENABLES US TO FIX PRECISELY THE UPPER LIMITS OF HUMAN AND DIVINE BEAUT Y. I F THE ARTIST BUILDS ON THIS FOUNDATION RULE OF BEAUT Y GUIDE HIS HAND AND HIS SENSES, HE IS ON THE SUREST ROUTE TO THE SUCCESSFUL IMITATION OF NATURE”. I N: GREEK WORKS DIVENIRE GRANDI, ANZI, SE POSSIBILE, INIMITABILI , È L’IMITA ZIONE DEGLI ANTICHI (…) TALE IMITA ZIONE INSEGNERÀ A PENSARE ED A CREARE CON SICUREZZ A GIACCHÉ IN ESSI SI VEDRANNO FISSATI GLI ESTREMI...

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Excellence is not an act, but a habit. ARISTOTELE L’eccellenza non è un gesto, ma un’abitudine.

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Display cabinet and writing desk - Galleria Collection / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - 2009 Rome, Eur Vetrina e scrittoio - Collezione Galleria / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - Eur, Roma 2009

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Detail of some of the 28 statues depicting the arts and trades located under the arches of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - 2009 Rome, Eur Dettaglio di alcune delle 28 statue raffiguranti le arti e i mestieri posizionate sotto le arcate del Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - Eur, Roma 2009

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A SPIR E S TO A BSOLU T E E XCEL L ENCE MUST SE A RCH DEEPLY FOR T HE MOT I V E S A N D PR I NCIPL E S T H AT GU IDED T HE MI N DS OF T HE GR E AT A RT IST S OF A N T IQU I T Y W HO PRODUCED T HOSE WOR K S OF EL EGA N T I M AGI NAT ION , T RUE R EF I N EMEN T A N D G O OD TA ST E , W HICH SO HONOR ED T HE HUM A N MI N D A N D W HICH W I L L A LWAYS BE A DMIR ED BY I L LUMI NAT ED PER SONS A L L ’ ECCEL L EN Z A A SSOLU TA DE V E CERCA R E PROFON DA MEN T E I MOT I V I E I PR I NCIPI CHE GU IDA RONO L E MEN T I DEI GR A N DI A RT IST I DEL L ’ A N T ICHI TÀ CHE PRODUSSERO QUEL L E OPER E DI...

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Every work of art has two faces, one for its own time and one for eternity. DANIEL BAREMBOIN Ogni opera d’arte ha due facce, una per il proprio tempo e una per l’eternità.

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Beauty itself doth of itself persuade. SHAKESPEARE La bellezza da sola persuade.

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Bookcases - Galleria Collection / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - 2009 Rome, Eur Librerie - Collezione Galleria / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - Eur, Roma 2009

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Art is the creation of evocative magic. CHARLES BAUDELAIRE L’arte è la creazione di una magia suggestiva.

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Table - Galleria Collection / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - 2009 Rome, Eur Tavolo - Collezione Galleria / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - Eur, Roma 2009

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MOST WORT H Y A RT IST IS T HE ONE W HO H AS BEST OBSERV ED A ND IMI TAT ED T HE A NCIEN T OF T HE A NCIEN T IS PROOF OF GOOD TAST E , JUST AS A LOV E OF A N T IQUI T Y IS , FOR A COUN T RY , A T EST IMON Y TO T HE EST EEM A ND IMP ORTA NCE T H AT A R E ACCOR DED TO T HE A RTS SOME WAY BECOME SY NON Y MOUS W I T H BE AU T IF UL , E XCELLEN T , PER F ECT …”. I N : A N TOINE Q UAT R EMÈR E DE Q UINCY , 1788/1825 A RT ISTA SA RÀ QUEL LO CHE MEGL IO AV RÀ OSSERVATO ED I MI TATO L ’ A N T ICO PER L ’ A N T ICO È L A PROVA DEL BUON GUSTO COME QUEL LO PER L ’ A N T ICHI TÀ È R IGUA R DO A N T ICO...

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Detail of one of the sculpture groups representing the Dioscuri / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - 2009 Rome, Eur Dettaglio di uno dei gruppi scultorei rappresentanti i Dioscuri / Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana - Eur, Roma 2009

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External Nature imitates Art. OSCAR WILDE La natura imita ciò che l’opera d’arte le propone.

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ONLY WAY FOR US TO BECOME GREAT, YES, INIMITABLE, IF IT IS POSSIBLE, IS THE IMITATION OF THE CAN TEACH US TO THINK AND TO DESIGN WITH CONFIDENCE, FOR IT ENABLES US TO FIX PRECISELY THE UPPER LIMITS OF HUMAN AND DIVINE BEAUT Y. I F THE ARTIST BUILDS ON THIS FOUNDATION TO THE SUCCESSFUL IMITATION OF NATURE”. I N: RULE OF BEAUT Y GUIDE HIS HAND AND HIS SENSES, HE IS ON THE SUREST ROUTE GREEK WORKS DIVENIRE GRANDI, ANZI, SE POSSIBILE, INIMITABILI , È L’IMITA ZIONE DEGLI ANTICHI (…) TALE IMITA ZIONE INSEGNERÀ A PENSARE ED A CREARE CON SICUREZZ A GIACCHÉ IN ESSI SI VEDRANNO FISSATI GLI ESTREMI...

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4 1. MG 3151 - Armchairs 2. MG 3156 - Lamp tables 3. MG 3153 - Sofa 4. MG 3155 - Coffee table 1. MG 3151 - Armchair 2. MG 1196 - Writing desk 3. MG 3153 - Sofa 4. MG 1219 - Swivel armchair 5. MG 1070 - Bookcase 6. MG 3276 - Lamp table 1. MG 4107 - Coffee table 2. MG 3271 - Armchair 3. MG 4108 - Lamp table 4. MG 3273 - Sofa 5. MG 2700 - Dining table 6. MG 1189 - Dining armchair 3. MG 4108 - Lamp table 4. MG 3273 - Sofa PERO CCHÉ 1. MG 1149 - Dining armchair 2. MG 1116 - Writing desk 3. MG 4157 - Coffee table 4. MG 3263/1 - Sofa 5. MG 4158 - Lamp table 6. MG 3261/1 - Armchair 1. MG 4137 -...

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