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$ 2,250

- JUMBO - Lounge Chair by Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti

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Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials fiberglass and fabric
W. 26.77 in; H. 21.26 in; D. 26.77 in;
W. 68 cm; H. 54 cm; D. 68 cm;
Condition Good. Very good vintage coinditions - newly reupholstered -very little damage on the structure -Wear consistent in use and age
Creation Date 1969
Description Saporiti "Jumbo" lounge chair by Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti -
Very rare in this version with upholstered seat , structure in fiberglas.
This series of furniture was exhibited in 1972 at "Italy: The New Domestic Landscape", MoMA New York .

Alberto Rosselli initially enrolled in the engineering faculty at the Milan Polytechnic but was forced to interrupt his studies during the Second World War. Interned in Switzerland starting in '43, he met Ernesto Nathan Roger in Lausanne and approached architecture. He will return to Italy with the end of the world war, graduating in architecture in 1947.
In the early post-war years he came into contact with Gio Ponti and from 1949 he began to edit the section Design for Industry within the magazine Domus. This experience, together with the establishment of the Compasso d'Oro Award (1954) will lead him to create Stile Industria, a magazine of which he will be director for its entire duration between 1954 and 1963.
This contribution and the set of his numerous articles and essays have marked the history of Italian publishing in the field of design.
In 1956 he was one of the founders and first president of ADI (1956-1957), the association for industrial design. [5] In those years he will participate in numerous international conferences such as the Design Conference in Aspen (1956), the World Design Conference in Tokyo (1960) and the meetings of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) in Venice, Paris and Vienna (1961). -63).
For over twenty years he will carry on the profession of designer collaborating since the early 1950s with companies such as Cassina, Rima, Kartell, Saporiti and Montecatini.
At the same time, starting from 1952 he will collaborate with the architect Gio Ponti and the engineer Antonio Fornaroli associating himself with the Ponti studio (later Ponti-Fornaroli-Rosselli studio, PFR) in which he will continue to work as an architect for his entire career.
He was a pioneer of industrial design and a proponent of a new teaching based on rigorous method criteria, introducing the concept of the project as a real "decision-making process", laying the structural foundations for the foundation of the technological area of ??the faculty of architecture of the Polytechnic of Milan. [4] In fact, starting from 1963 he will hold the course of Artistic Design for Industry while directing a research group made up of numerous researchers including Adriana Baglioni, Costantino Corsini, Luigi Moretti, Marco Simonazzi and Giuseppe Turchini.
He died in Milan on 10 July 1976. [2]
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Book References Repertorio 1950/1980 - Giuliana Gramigna . pag.289
Incollect Reference Number 481596
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