Organic curved armchair. Icon of the 50s. Double settee Sofa available to match, not yet upholstered. The armchair was upholstered with rich and glamorous Alessandro Bini’s Tuscan woven flou gold velvet that enhances the curves and makes it just gorgeous.
This armchair will be the focal point of your living room.
The chair was restored, stripped down to the wood frame, padding and belts renewed. Sottopunto stitching on the back. This technique is used when restoring mid-century pieces, the backstitching is sewed on the chair from the reverse of the fabric, this way the line of nailheads is avoided and the stretching of the fabric is consistent.
Evaluation: This wingback armchair is commonly attributed to Paolo Buffa, probably because of the similarity with the Bristol Hotel armchair armrest, others are attributing it to Melchiorre Bega. Reference La Rivista dell’Arredamento n. 90, pag. 20, 1962 Gorlich Editore Milano certifies the designer to Emilia Sala and Giorgio Madini important designer who worked for Borsani and Cassina.
I was pleased to see that a famous auction house has sold two like these from Martinuzzi’s home. The designer chair that other designers loved. Note: besides the correct attribution I will add “in the style of” Paolo Bufffa to help customers find this item since this attribution has become common and usual.
Important. The matching small sofa can be made and shipped in 30 days, unless I decide to go ahead anyway!. Please inquire for more information.
Emilia Sala and Giorgio Madini (Designer), Fratelli Galimberti Cantù (Manufacturer)
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Excellent. All that relates to upholstery is in excellent condition. Use signs on the wooden legns..
40.94 in.Hx27.56 in.Wx27.56 in.D
104 cmHx70 cmWx70 cmD
16.93 in. (43 cm)