This table with drawer was designed by Shigeru Uchida for Hotel Il Palazzo, project led by Aldo Rossi in Fukuoka, Japan.
The hotel “Il Palazzo”, the latest project of the winner of the 1990 Pritzker Prize for architecture, was formerly a modern landmark in the city focused on a square and a facade of a new classical order. Inside, there are projects by Shigeru Uchida and Ikuyo Mitsuhashi, as well as four variously inspired bars, designed by Sottsass, Kuramata, Pesce and Rossi himself.
Shigeru Uchida’s design July series announced in 1989 at “Uchida Shigeru II Palazzo” Exhibition (1989 Yurakucho Seibu Department Store) before the hotel opening in decembre 1989. The furniture in this series used the wood screw technic, which was developed before Il Palazzo, as part of Shizuoka prefecture’s industrial revitalization project.