Pair of armchairs Garouste & Bonetti ‘Koala’ bronze black velvet 1995

$ 25,000
  • Description
    This is a beautiful pair of armchairs by Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti, model Koala, with solid bronze feet, fully restored and reupholstered. Garouste & Bonetti began their collaboration and gained global recognition for their interior design of the Paris nightclub Le Palace in 1979. This model of Koala armchairs was designed by the duo in 1995, and edited by BGH Edition. Each foot is stamped B.G. They have been fully restored, and newly upholstered using French Métaphores St Germain black velvet, which is incredibly comfortable and soft, suiting these armchairs perfectly. This is an opportunity to purchase a part of modern design history, these pieces being iconic ones from Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti.

    Reference : Y. Brunhammer & M.L. Perrin, « Le mobilier francais 1960-1998 », Editions Massin, Paris, 1998, pages 58, 94 et 101.

    Garouste & Bonetti duo were celebrated for inventing a new Baroque and barbarian romanticism. They became recognised as international players in the art and design market from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. Their furniture is inventive, unconventional, subtle, constituted by heteroclite and unusual materials, in reference to the Middle Ages and Africa, revisiting the Venetian baroque and the neo-classicism. As they once stated about their work : ‘Our hope is to give people the feeling of freedom in the choice of forms. Good taste really bothers us a lot. What we care about is implanting doubt. We don’t have any rules.’
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 1980-1999
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use
    Creation Date: 1995
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Brutalist, Collectible Design
    Incollect Reference #: 667648
  • Dimensions
    W. 29.53 in; H. 33.07 in; D. 29.13 in;
    W. 75 cm; H. 84 cm; D. 74 cm;
    Seat H. 16.14 in;
    Seat H. 41 cm;
Message from Seller:

Cedric, Alice and Damien are pleased to present our eclectic selection of 20th-century pieces, mainly from France, and from the 1940s to the 1970s. We curate our collection based on knowledge, intuition, and of course aesthetics. We restore all our pieces in house, and we truly care about design as much as our clients do. We are quite experienced in sourcing and international shipping, and we will be pleased to help you find the one-of-a-kind pieces you are looking for.

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