The legs and arm support made visible here provide an architectural counterpoint to the sensuous leather wrapped forms above.
Along with more libidinal designers like Mollino, Parisi and Zanuso, he helped to define a distinctively Italian take on postwar design that was modern but sensual- provocative even-as opposed to the more rational and rigid forms so often associated with modernity.
Detailed dimensions: 28” W, 16” seat ht, 34” dp, 40” ht.
Leather lounge chair with wood X-Frame In 1952, Franco Albini reinterpreted for Arflex an earlier 1939 lounge chair design resulting in the “Fiorenza Chair." This current production example from Arflex dating from the early 21st century embodies their history of ceaseless refinement of production within the contours of the original design.
Albini, a leader of the postwar movement in Italy of “Neo-Rationalist” designers, is renowned for successfully deploying new modernist forms within the stricture of traditional craftsmanship and architecture.
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Nel 2005 ottiene un ruolo nel film 9 vite da donna.
Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 in tribute to its history and beauty, and anyone who has visited will undoubtably agree.
One of the best things about the city is the sheer number of beautiful buildings and historical sites housed there, that, if you choose to learn Italian in Florence you will be able to discover for yourself.
This chair embodies that 20th century dialectic between craft and technology calling to mind the radical forms made possible with modern materials like latex polyurethane and free-form thinking while grounded in Classic wood-construction, traditional forms-in this case the wing-back smoking chair.
Also consistent with the Neo-Rationalist school is the clarity of structure embodied by a wood exo-skeleteon displaying Albini’s penchant for the X-base support system made famous with his reductive desk design for Knoll.
The chair, so clear and logical, is, at the same time, curvaceous and sexy.