Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, circa 1960
"Alex" round dining table with formica top and rosewood base, modeled after the "Alex" side table. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, circa 1960.
30" H x 52" D / 76.2cm H x 132.08cm D
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