Offered by: Albert Joseph Gallery
NYDC, 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 908.502.5018 Showrooms


1988 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
United States

Edoardo Landi Diago Dining Chairs set of six

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  • Description
    Edoardo Landi Brutalist Dining Chairs. Edoardo Landi Diago Chairs designed in 1973 for Nikol International, Italy. With a wide seat and contoured curved back rest these chairs are extremely comfortable for sitting. Minimally sculpted arched back support having slotted oval handle and turned up seats these chairs represent early post modernism design. Brutalism into the post modern era using raw materials, simple silhouettes and geometric shapes. This arose from the post-Mid-Century era which celebrated grandeur, glam, geometric forms and repetitive patterns. These chairs where in limited production for specific showrooms internationally. The chairs are laminated plywood. Produced in Italy, designed in 1973 this set of six chairs was originally purchased in 1976. Chairs are in good as found condition, showing signs of age and use, such as fading, discoloration, rust to the screws, scratches and nicks to the wood. The set is 47 years old and will continue to be desirable collectibles as not many where produced they are hard to find. Also noting Edoardo Landi's achievements in furniture design and Art give them significant history with provenance.

    Edoardo Landi studied architecture at the Scuola Superiore di Disegno Industriale, Venice. 11965/1966 member of Gruppo enne 65. In the early 1960's Edoardo Landi attended the Superior School of Industrial Design. In 1959–1964 he was founding member of Gruppo N. Gruppo N included Alberto Biasi, Manfredo Massironi, Toni Costa and Ennio Chiggio. Working also as an artist producing a significant body of work. Exhibited with collections MoMA, 1963 & 1966. In 1971 he became interested in graphic design and the use of industrial objects in interior design. This prompted his venture into furniture design, in which he produced several successful designs of the Post Modern Era.

    His Art work is based on the use of geometric shapes with inclinations or programmed separations through which he achieves modifications in the viewer's perception. The artist has developed the phenomenon of retinal fatigue and optical illusions in part of his works, causing a close relationship between the viewer and the work.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Notes: Originally purchased directly in 1976, of one owner.
    Also note exact matches documented
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Oak wood laminated
    Condition: Good. Chairs are in good as found condition, showing signs of age and use, such as fading, discoloration, rust to the screws, scratches and nicks to the wood.
    Creation Date: 1973
    Number of Pieces: 6-7
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Brutalist, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: AJG560
    Incollect Reference #: 629817
  • Dimensions
    W. 18 in; H. 39 in; D. 19 in;
    W. 45.72 cm; H. 99.06 cm; D. 48.26 cm;
    Seat H. 18 in;
    Seat H. 45.72 cm;
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