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$ 11,000

Rito Valla (Attributed)

Pair of MidCentury armchairs attributed to Rito Valla fabric Fede Cheti purple

Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Original fabric and wood
W. 29.53 in; H. 33.46 in; D. 29.53 in;
W. 75 cm; H. 85 cm; D. 75 cm;
Seat H. 15.75 in;
Seat H. 40 cm;
Condition Good. The pair of armchairs are in its original fabric in very good condition, but it is still a mid-century product and may have some wear and tear.
Creation Date 1950
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Important pair of beautiful 50's armchairs attributed to Rito Valla. The pair of armchairs is upholstered with the original fabric of Fede Cheti great designer of the time of fabrics. You can recognize its distinctive flowery print reminiscent of Chagall's painting. The pair of armchairs is distinguished both for its fabrics and for its enveloping and fluid line. The armrests seem to come out of the frame to create an enveloping embrace. The outer fabric is in purple velvet. The perfectly conical feet align with the design of the armchair.

Fede Cheti was born in 1905 in Savona, daughter of Emanuele Cheti and Gemma Sansevero. Her grandfather, Giuseppe Sansevero, is the founder of a prestigious fabric company founded in 1880.
In 1946 he achieved great success in Zurich where he presented his floral fabrics, with large decorative motifs, extremely original at the Dolder Hotel.
His personal style became famous precisely for these printed flowers, inspired by a wild nature, with very sharp colours; the decorative patterns were very large even for small furniture: C. repeatedly expressed her aversion to the banality of small flowers.
At the X Triennale (Milan, 1954), she presented new fabrics both from an aesthetic and technical point of view.
She experimented with a new synthetic fibre, as transparent as spun glass, combined with classic fibres. Among his new prints, one that stands out was one reminiscent of Chagall's painting, a true example of the perfection of printing on fabric, for depth of tone, delicacy in the color transitions, perfect vividness. Another fabric on display, named after Degas, because it was inspired by a sketch of his ballerina, had a very wide range of colour passages. C.'s experimentations are considered to be the end points in the technique of printing on fabric; her large wall printed fabrics have, adapted to the environments of the time, the same function that tapestries had in the past. During his career, Fede Cheti collaborated with the greatest artists of the time, such as Giorgio de Chirico, Fausto Melotti, Massimo Campigli, Renato Guttuso, de Filippo de Pisis, Raoul Dufy, Raymond Peynet, Mario Sironi and Gio Ponti, with whom he maintained a long and very strong association throughout his career (Antonelli, 1988).
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 384794
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