Set of 2 “Campanula” armchairs for Arflex
Brass, varnished metal, velvet.
Excellent restored conditions.
More pictures available on request.
Dimensions (H x W x D):
83 x 57 x 50 cm / 32,7 x 22,4 x 19,7 in
- G. Gramigna, Repertorio del design italiano per l'arredamento domestico. 1950-2000, Allemandi, 2003
Both armchairs have been restores and are now in excellent conditions.
The stuffing has been replaced and they have been reupholstered in grey shimmering velvet.
The legs are in their original conditions, with patina on both brass and metal. The metal support under the seat had been spray painted golden, and this not original color was removed, even if it is in a part that is usually not visible.
Carlo Pagani (1913-1999) was a recknown Italian architect. He started his carreer working closely with Gio Ponti, in his architecture firm and in Stile magazine. In 1943 he becomes the co-director of Domus magazine, toghether with Melchiorre Bega. In 1949 he visits the United States, meeting with architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra. In 1950 he designs the interior of the famous Milan store "La Rinascente". In the following years Pagani is active as architect, designing many buildings, and as interior designer, also of boats and yatchs.