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$ 8,500

Armchair Tripolina by Viganò with Faux Leather Cover and Pocket

Documentation Ample Provenance
Period 1950-1979
Materials Italy
W. 28.35 in; H. 40.16 in; D. 35.43 in;
W. 72 cm; H. 102 cm; D. 90 cm;
Seat H. 14.96 in;
Seat H. 38 cm;
Condition Good. Very good condition
Creation Date 1950
Description Iconic armchair model "Tripolina" designed by Vittoriano Viganò and produced for Paolo Viganò, from 1950s.
The Tripolina chair is an archetypical object coming from the history of efficiency and functional design that still inspires and becomes actual today.
Foldable, with a wooden structure, metal joints and seat in canvas or leather, like other furnishings coming from a military background, its unique feature is its Minimalist and functional design, making it a timeless Classic. It was used during the Libian war as well as its Italian origins gave it the name “Tripolina”.
Thanks to its quality and specifics, it is considered a milestone in the history of the chair, since it inspired many following designs and foldable solutions.
This chair has the structure in foldable wood and the cover in faux leather with a special pocket on one side. Very good condition.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid Century, Modern
Book References Irene de Guttry, Maria Paola Maino, “Il mobile deco italiano”, Laterza, Bari, 2006, p. 56
Article References Domus 97 (January 1936), p. 34
Dealer Reference Number S_54
Incollect Reference Number 425972
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