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Ado Chale

Exceptional Coffee Table

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Previously shown at Basel 2021.

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This exceptional bronze coffee table perfectly illustrates Ado Chale’s vision of a craftsmanship. Chale uncovered and magnified the scars, the irregularities and the imperfections left by the treatment of the bronze to expose a unique composition that becomes a place where art, craftsmanship and design harmoniously merge.

blackened steel base.

Ado Chale


Adolphe Pelsener, also known as Ado Chale, is a metalworker who made his debut in the art world by creating enamel advertising signs. During the 50s, his creations are devoted to silver jewellery. He also designed his first resin tables embedded with marcasite. In 1961, his wife opened the « Chale Gallery » on rue de Livourne in Brussels. The gallery later moved to Avenue Louise to exhibit various artists’ creations. Ado Chale imports minerals and fossilised wood from Arizona to decorate the polyester table tops he makes. These are then placed on black or cast aluminium tripod feet. Chale creates mosaics of semi-precious stones such as jade, turquoise, lapis lazuli, agate, tiger eye, … And also casts bronze and cast aluminium tables, also known as « water drop tables ». Ado Chale and his wife bring a major contribution to the Belgian decoration world. The artist is still working in his studio located on rue de Lens in Brussels.

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    104.0 x 36.0 x 104.0 cm (40.9 x 14.2 x 40.9 in)

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