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8 Brass Leg Chairs by Pagani,Partner of Gio Ponti & Lina Bo Bardi, 1952, Arflex

US$32,000per set

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Amazing set of eight restored 'Campanula' dining chairs designed by Italian architect Carlo Pagani (architectural partner of both Gio Ponti and Lina Bo Bardi) for Arflex, Italy in 1952. These chairs have had their upholstery completely restored and are finished in elegant mohair fabric and feature beautiful tapered form brass legs which are exquisite . These chairs are early examples identified by their artisan crafted solid wood frames and confirmed by the 1959 date stamps we found on the wooden frames. We have photographic documentation of the entire restoration process. Please refer to images 16 to 20 which show the chairs prior to restoration in their original green and red upholstery, the oriignal 1959 date stamps to the wooden frames and a few shots taken during the restoration process to illustrate the anount of work and care taken to fully restore the upholstery from the ground up. Restoration details: These chairs have had their upholstery completely restored in our upholstery shop , stripping each chair right back to its bare wood frame and then applying new high quality rubber seat and backrest support webbing by the original Italian manufacturer 'Pirelli', then new high quality 'Pantera' foam has been applied throughout replacing the old, dry and crumbling original foam and finally the chairs have been finished in beautiful high quality Mohair Velvet fabric. The beautiful elegant tapered form brass legs have been sympathetically hand polished and may still exhibit some small signs of user wear commensurate with originality age and use. We did not want to machine polish the legs as it can take away at lot of the original vintage appeal. Carlo Pagani worked in the offices of Gio Ponti and collaborated and partnered Gio Ponti on several important projects which were documented in the Italian design journals of the period such as the August 1940 issue of Domus. In 1940, see scan attached as IMAGE 6. Carlo Pagani started up his own architectural practice "Studio Bo and Pagani" in Via Gesu , Milan in partnership with modernist icon Lina Bo Bardi . In 1943 Pagani and Linda Bo became joint deputy editors of the famous Domus and Quaderni di Domus design periodicals until the magazines suspension in January 1945. In 1945 Domus commissioned Carlo Pagani and Lina Bo with photographer Federico Patellani to document and evaluate the situation of the destroyed country. Lina Bo, Pagani and Bruno Zevi then established the weekly magazine A – Attualità, Architettura, Abitazione, LITERATURE illustratng the 'Campanula' chair:- 'ARFLEX 51-81', page 16, Daniele Baroni, A Lucini e C, Milan, 1981 'Domus', APRIL 1954, unpaginated Repertorio 1950-1980', page 71 Gramigna, 1985, (PLEASE SEE IMAGE 3) ”New furniture” fig 126, page 42, Hatje, 1952.

Details

  • Creator
    Arflex (Manufacturer),Carlo Pagani (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.88 in. (83.5 cm)Width: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Depth: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Seat Height: 18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1952
  • Condition
    Rewoven. Refinished. Replacements made: New high quality rubber seat and backrest support webbing by the original manufacturer 'Pirelli', plus new high quality 'Pantera' foam throughout and beautiful new mohair fabric. Brass legs have been hand polished. All work undertaken inhouse. Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Please refer to the "restoration details" section of my description which detaiils the restoration process that has been undertaken on these chairs.
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930125358342

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