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Silvio Cavatorta Armchair Newly Upholstered in Kvadrat Wool

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Stained Beech, Kvadrat Wool
W. 28.35 in; H. 33.46 in; D. 27.56 in;
W. 72 cm; H. 85 cm; D. 70 cm;
Seat H. 15.75 in;
Seat H. 40 cm;
Condition Excellent. Fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in Kvadrat Tonus wool fabric, the legs have been reinforced and repolished
Creation Date circa 1954
Description A rare armchair designed by Silvio Cavatorta in the 1950s. This comfortable Italian design is particularly striking due to its curvy and organically shaped form, complemented by the lacquered tapered legs.
The chair is in excellent condition and has been fully reconditioned and newly upholstered in a white Kvadrat Tonus wool fabric. We can provide a sample of the fabric upon request.

The family company Cavatorta was established in Rome in 1869 by Eugenio Cavatorta. It produced its furniture only in small and exclusive series, its main customers being embassies, hotels, schools and ships. Each furniture fitting was designed uniquely for each specific commission. During the 1930s, led by Eugenio’s son Silvio, the company started to obtain prestigious commissions for international organizations and ministries. Silvio’s son Franco studied architecture during which he took extended internships in the studios of Le Corbusier, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and Sven Markelius. He was the first to present these northern modernist developments in Italy during a conference on Scandinavian furniture. During this time the Cavatorta’s continued to obtain big commissions, the most famous of which must have been the first class dining room of the Andrea Doria. While most other well-known and loved designers embraced the Industrial methods of production and reproduction in the second part of the 20th century, the Cavatorta company remains truthful to its own standards in its rejection of large and Industrial Production in favor of fine material and craft. Due to these unique commissions, the family-company’s Craft and material oriented style of production combined with a cosmopolitan interest stretching beyond Italian design, Cavatorta’s furniture remains unique, rare and of a very high quality, aesthetically as well as in its construction.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 213828
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