Franco Albini, ‘A 'Luisa' armchair (Compasso d'oro 1955 Award)’, 1955, Design/Decorative Art, Rosewood wood upholstered with leather., Aste Boetto
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A 'Luisa' armchair (Compasso d'oro 1955 Award), 1955

Rosewood wood upholstered with leather.
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Height 77 cm width 56 depth 56.

Literature: Domus 312 (November 1955) p. 27; Domus 315 (February …

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Franco Albini
Italian, 1905–1977
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Minimal in form from concept to design, Albini’s furniture emerged from a traditional Italian craftsmanship practice. Using artisanal materials such as woven cane for the design of some of his most seminal works, such as the Margherita and Gala chairs, Albini applied a modern aesthetic to the design and construction of his products. Trained under the apprenticeship of famed Italian furniture designer Gio Ponti, Albini got his start with the design of a radio encased in glass revealing the inner mechanisms of the device. His later works developed from this tension between usability and style, and including products such as the Fiorenza, Luisa and Rocking chaise. Albini was also a celebrated architect working on important architectural projects in Italy such as the Rome Rinascente building and Milan subway stations.

Franco Albini, ‘A 'Luisa' armchair (Compasso d'oro 1955 Award)’, 1955, Design/Decorative Art, Rosewood wood upholstered with leather., Aste Boetto
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About the work
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Aste Boetto

Height 77 cm width 56 depth 56.

Literature: Domus 312 (November 1955) p. 27; Domus 315 (February 1956) advertising;
Vittorio Gregotti Giampiero Bosoni manolo De Giorgi Andrea Nulli The design of the industrial product Italy 1860-1980 Electa Milano 1982 p. 294; Giuliana Gramigna Repertoire 1950-2000 Allemandi Torino …

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Franco Albini
Italian, 1905–1977
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Minimal in form from concept to design, Albini’s furniture emerged from a traditional Italian craftsmanship practice. Using artisanal materials such as woven cane for the design of some of his most seminal works, such as the Margherita and Gala chairs, Albini applied a modern aesthetic to the design and construction of his products. Trained under the apprenticeship of famed Italian furniture designer Gio Ponti, Albini got his start with the design of a radio encased in glass revealing the inner mechanisms of the device. His later works developed from this tension between usability and style, and including products such as the Fiorenza, Luisa and Rocking chaise. Albini was also a celebrated architect working on important architectural projects in Italy such as the Rome Rinascente building and Milan subway stations.

A 'Luisa' armchair (Compasso d'oro 1955 Award), 1955

Rosewood wood upholstered with leather.
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