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Diner Bar Stool in Red Faux Leather

Italy 1950s

From the ice cream shops of the 50s to the mom-and-pop diners of today, diner bar stools are iconic. This stylish bar stool with backrest is a perfect combination of steel construction and beautiful red upholstery. And the backrest makes the stool even more comfortable.

Materials and Techniques: chrome, faux leather, polished
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1950 – 1960

Height: 84 cm, Width: 40 cm, Depth: 40 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Yellow Swivel Iron Bar Stools

Italy 1950s

This impressive and rare set of 5 Italian bar stools features yellow new upholstered wool seats and black iron bases in an extraordinary form. The matching set of five are well suited to bar height counters. The shape of the iron base is reminiscent of an hourglass. This special shape gives the chairs a sculptural appearance.
The perfect eye-catcher for every modern home!

Materials and Techniques: metal, upholstery
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1950 – 1959

Height: 75 cm, Seat Height: 75 cm, Diameter: 29 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Armchair "La Fonda" (Set of 2)

by Charles & Ray Eames for La Fonda Del Sol in New York, Switzerland 1961

The La Fonda armchairs are named after the legendary restaurant La Fonda Del Sol in New York, which was established in 1961. Charles & Ray Eames were asked to design this chair for the restaurant`s dining room, whose interior was designed by their friend Alexander Girard. The seating elements should harmonize perfectly with the rest of the furniture. The La Fonda was revolutionary for the Eames as it had the first fixed upholstery which would later be used with all plastic chairs. It also had a special gel mixed with the mold to make the fiberglass matte in finish. This resulted in the shell only ever being available in one color. The fully upholstered version has moulded polyurethane foam padding covered in fabric, attached to the shell with a welted edge. This Chair is probably one of the most elegant and unconventional bases ever designed by the Eameses.

Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacture: Vitra
Materials and Techniques: Seat shell is dyed-through polypropylene, the base is a painted aluminium cast and the feed are nylon glides
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Period: 1960 – 1969
Date of Manufacture: 1961

Height: 75 cm, Width: 63.5 cm, Depth: 56 cm, Seat Height: 47cm 

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. New orange upholstery und new white legs.

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SOLD Lounge Chair and Ottoman “Soriana”

by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, Italy 1968

Rare lounge chair and ottoman „Soriana“ with original velvet upholstery designed by the designer couple Afra and Tobia Scarpa for the Italian Manufacturer Cassina in 1969. The IDEA of the Soriana was to express a design where a whole bundle of fabric was encapsulated by a metal frame. It was a revolutionary and unique design. This iconic piece won the „Compasso D‘ oro“ award.
Afra and Tobia Scarpa are award winning postmodern Italian architects and designers. Their pieces are in museums across the United States and Europe, including collections in MOMA and the “Louvre museum”. They have won a number of awards such as the “Compasso d’ Oro” in 1969 to the “International forum design”in 1992.

The couple was influenced by Tobia’ s father, “Carlo Scarpa”, he was a Venetian architect too. Afra Bianchin was born in Montebelluna, Italy in 1937 and Tobia Scarpa was born in Venice in 1935. Both earned degrees in architecture from the University IUAV in Venice in 1957. In the beginning, from 1957 to 1961 Tobia worked as a glass designer at the Murano glassworks of Venini, and later in 1960 opened his design office in Montebelluna with Afra.
Afra and Tobia Scarpa have collaborated with companies such as “B&B Italia” and “Knoll International”. They designed for Gavina, in facts we can remember the famous sofa named “Bastiano” that was created in 1961. So, their most notable works are for B&B Italia, such as the “Coronado” sofa (1966). Talking about their work with Cassina it’ s impossible to forget the armchair “Soriana” (1968). Cassina S.p.A. (established in 1927) is an Italian furniture manufacturer that has specialized in designer-led and high-quality furniture. Originally known as “Figli Amedeo Cassina” or “Amedeo Cassina,” the company was founded by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927 in Meda, Lombardy. Their original home furnishing line included chairs, tables, sofas, armchairs, and beds. Today, Cassina has added outdoor furniture, cabinetry, and rugs to its product line, and it is part of the Poltrona Frau Group since 2005, which is owned by Haworth, Inc. since 2014.

Designer: Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Manufacture: Cassina
Materials and Techniques: chrome, velvet
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1968
Period: 1960 – 1969

Height: 63 cm, Width: 90 cm, Depth: 125 cm


Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Green Velvet Swivel Chairs (Set of 4)

Italy 1970s

Four exquisite swivel chairs with a stunning green velvet upholstery reminiscent of the Italian Space Age designs by Gastone Rinaldi for Rima. With their green velvet upholstery and featuring dark wooden legs, the comfortable and rotating seat, these chairs are the perfect addition to any contemporary dining space area.

Materials and Techniques: hardwood, upholstery, velvet
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979 

Height: 72 cm, Width: 48 cm, Depth: 51 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Green Velvet Dining Chairs (Set of 4)

by Gianfranco Frattini, Italy 1960s

Elegant set of 4 dining chairs in original green velvet upholstery by the famous Italian Designer Gianfranco Frattini for the Italian manufacturer Cantieri Carngati produced in the year 1964. The legs of the 4 dining chairs have a very beautiful curved form, which reflects the perfect Italian craftmanship. The velvet upholstery is still in good original condition and impressives with the special beautiful green of the 60s.

Gianfranco Frattini (1926 – 2004) a member of the generation that created the Italian design movement in the late 1950s through the 1960s. Giò Ponti was one of his teachers and mentors. His collaboration with Cesare Cassina for his namesake company started in 1954, followed by collaborations with many other well known manufactures, such as Arteluce, Artemide, Bernini, Fantoni, Knoll and many others.
Frattini won many professional awards and prizes, among the prestigious industrial design award Compasso d’Oro.

Designer: Gianfranco Frattini

Materials and Techniques: ntuwood, velvet
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1960 – 1969 

Height: 79 cm, Width: 45 cm, Depth: 45 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Dining Chairs (Set of 4)

by Eugenio Gerli for Tecno, Italy 1950s

Rare set of 4 black dining chairs by Eugenio Gerli designed for the Italian manufacturer Tecno in the late 50s which reflect the skills of Italian craftsmanship. These chairs embody form and function in a unique way. Designed with 3 legs they offer perfect design as well as absolute seating comfort. The seating surface of the chairs is narrow running forward and ends rounded at the 3rd leg. At the bottom of the back there is a semi-circular that balances the minimalist shape.
All in all a symbol of of historical Italian Mid-Century Modern Design.

Publicated:
Una nuova sedia, domus, February 1959, p. 51
Il Mobile Italiano degli Anni ‚40 e ‚50, Roma, 1992, p. 183

Eugenio Gerli (15 July 1923 – 2 October 2013) was the inventor with Osvaldo Borsani of the historical working system called Graphis (1968). On the wall of his grandfather‘s house, where he was born, there was a tablet with the engraving „living to build“, And that is how it has been.
In an intense working life, spanning more than six decades, Eugenio Gerli explored many different areas of his profession. He built villas, office blocks, factories, banks and stores, and alsor restored historic buildings. He often completed his works with custom-made interiors and furniture.

Materials and Techniques: teal, lacquered
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1950-1959

Height: 88 cm, Width: 48 cm, Depth: 47 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Dining Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames

for Herman Miller, USA 1970s

A set of four Mid-Century Modern orange coloured fiberglass shell chairs with chrome H base in good vintage condition designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The H metal base is a 3rd generation of these shell chairs, the first two had the X base but this shape was then replaced on order to reduce cost and improve durability. The orange shell has its original finish with the typical fiberglass structure in good vintage condition. The chairs are labeld at the bottom with an original Herman Miller sticker.
Charles and Ray Eames built their single-shell chair design on the principle of universality. Two biomorphic shell shapes welcome bodies of all shapes and sizes. A choice of bases addresses most seating needs—dining, working, even rocking a baby to sleep.

In 1949, Charles and Ray designed and built their own home in Pacific Palisades, California, as part of the Case Study House Program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine. Their design and innovative use of materials made the House a mecca for architects and designers from both near and far. Today, it is considered one of the most important post-war residences anywhere in the world.
The world’s first molded fiberglass chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, are introduced by the famous US company Herman Miller Inc. which nowadays is still one of the leading manufacturers of office furniture and furniture systems, second only to Steelcase, Inc. in sales worldwide.

Designer: Eames – Manufacture: Herman Miller
Materials and Techniques: chrome, fiberglass
Place of Origin: USA
Period: 1960 – 1969
Date of Manufacture: circa 1960

Height: 75 cm, Diameter: 53 cm, Seat Height: 75 cm


Condition: In very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Leather Sofa “Stringa”

by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova, Italy 1962

The “Stringa” sofa designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova in 1962 has a tubular chrome frame that holds leather seats on top of felt upholstered cushions. The leather cushions are attached with leather straps over the frame. The large 3-seater sofa has a beautiful patina and is very comfortable. The Sofa is in very good vintage used condition for structure and leather; only one little defect consists in the felt upholstered cushion of the superior part, as you can see in the pictures. Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) is one of the most influential architects and designers of the post-war period. Gae Aulenti was less interested in maintaining a homogenous style than in providing visionary solutions to problems. Nevertheless, almost all of her designs share a striking formal language and emblematic silhouettes.

Her objects arrest the eye and remain unforgettable. Gae was well known for several large-scale museum projects, including the Musée d‘Orsay (1980 – 1986) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as the restoration of the famous Palazzo Grassi in Venice and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. She was one of the few women designing in the post-war period in Italy, where Italian designers sought to make meaningful connections to production principles beyond Italy.

Designer: Gae Aulenti
Manufacture: Poltranova
Materials and Techniques: chrome, felt, leather
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1962
Period: 1960 – 1969

Height: 72 cm, Width: 191 cm, Depth: 100 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Modular Velvet Sofa “Nuvolone”

by Rimo Maturi for Mimo Padova, Italy 1970s

Stunning blue velvet modular sofa Nuvolone designed by Rimo Maturi for the manufacturer Mimo Padova in the 70s. The name Nuvolone comes from the Italian world cloud. And that‘s exactley it – you feel like your are on clouds!

This dreamlike set consists of 4 seats and one coffee table. The seats as well as the table are coverred with a wide velvet in a very beautiful blue. The tabletop is made of hard plastic with various compartments for storing magazines, records, etc. One part of the tabletop consists of a cassette recorder, which unfortunately no longer works. In addition, there are covers for the individual compartments made of plexiglass.

Designer: Rimo Maturi
Manufacture: Mimo Padova
Materials and Techniques: velvet
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: 1970s
Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 70 cm, Width: 95 cm, Depth: 95 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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SOLD Lounge Chairs with Patinated Cognac Leather (Set of 2)

Italy 1970s

This very rare pair of cognac lounge chairs are made of chrome plated solid metal frames with amazing patinated cognac saddle leather straps and because of their age and usage they have a unique patina. The woven cognac saddle leather in contrast with the chrome plated metal and their unique shape gives them a special look. The ultimate eyecatcher for every eclectic home!

Materials and Techniques: chrome, leather, woven
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979

Height: 72 cm, Width: 48 cm, Depth: 51 cm


Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Diner Bar Stools in Red Faux Leather (Set of 3)

Italy 1950s

From the ice cream shops of the 50s to the mom-and-pop diners of today, diner bar stools are iconic. This stylish bar stool is a perfect combination of steel construction and beautiful red upholstery. The frame of the barstool is made out of chromed metal tubes and because of their sweeping shape you can comfortably rest your feet.

Materials and Techniques: chrome, faux leather, polished
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1950 – 1960

Height: 71 cm, Diameter: 34 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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Pair of Rattan Bar Stools by Tito Agnoli

for Bonacina, Italy 1960s

This set of Mid Century Modern bamboo bar stools was handcrafted by Tito Agnoli for Bonacina in 1960s. Made from high-quality natural materials, this set is in a good original condition with small signs of wear consistent with their age and usage. The bar stools have a new upholstery in beige/creme.

Designer: Tito Agnoli
Manufacture: Bonacina
Materials and Techniques: Bamboo
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1960 – 1969
Date of Manufacture: circa 1960

Height: 75 cm, Diameter: 53 cm, Seat Height: 75 cm

Condition: Excellent

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Lounge Chair “Margherita”

in the style of Franco Albini for Bonacina, Italy 1960s

Beautiful Italian mid-century modern rattan chair designed in the style of Franco Albini. This hand-crafted lounge chair dares to dream and rest. The rattan and reed structure will give anyone who sits on it the confidence. It helps abandon every thought to the suspension of a dream or a break from reality. In very good vintage condition with small signs of wear consistent with age and usage.

Materials and Techniques: Rattan
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1950 – 1959
Date of Manufacture: 1950s

Height: 100 cm, Width: 72 cm, Depth: 82 cm

Condition: Excellent

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SOLD Pair of Lounge Chairs Model F976

by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort, 1970s

Pair of Mid-Century Modern creamy-white, brown lounge chairs, Artifort, 1970s. A stunning pair of late mid century creamy-white and brown Lounge chairs. Model F 976 designed by Geoffrey Harcourt. Both have rotating feet and have been reupholstered with a soft creamy-white wool.

Materials and Techniques: velvet, metal
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1960 – 1969
Date of Manufacture: 1968

Height: 68 cm, Width: 70 cm, Depth: 78 cm, Seat Height: 37 cm


Condition: Original upholstery in good vintage condition with some imperfections.

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