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Guglielmo Ulrich (Attributed)

Exceptional Pair of Guglielmo Ulrich Attributed Wingback Chairs, 1940s

Origin Italy
Period 1920-1949
Materials Velvet, Stained Wood
W. 34.65 in; H. 40.94 in; D. 38.19 in;
W. 88 cm; H. 104 cm; D. 97 cm;
Seat H. 14.57 in;
Seat H. 37 cm;
Condition Excellent. The chairs have been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a green Lelièvre 'Cosmos' velvet
Creation Date 1940s
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This exceptional pair of armchairs was designed for a private residence in Milan and produced in the mid-1940s. The organically curved lines and sculptural wooden legs create a sumptuous presence. The generous proportions, the high winged back and the fully sprung seat make this a very comfortable chair.

Guglielmo Ulrich (1904-1977) is a seminal figure of Italian design, born in Milan to a family of noble Danish descent. He was inspired by 18th and 19th century designs but combined this interest with a wonderful understanding of material and simplicity in form and function. The elegance and boldness of Ulrich’s designs is reminiscent of the work of his European contemporaries such as Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti and Jean Royère. His idiosyncratic designs make Ulrich a main protagonist of Italian design of the 20th century.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Book References L. Scacchetti, Guglielmo Ulrich, Federico Motta Editore, 2009, p. 363, fig. 9 for a related model---G. Morazzoni, Mobili di Ulrich, Edizioni Luigi Alfieri Milano, 1945, p. 44, fig. 76 for a related model
Incollect Reference Number 234427
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