Vintage "Alky" armchair in aluminum and metal by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli, Italy 1970

France
$1,782.26

About this vintage design furniture

This model alky lounge chair was designed by giancarlo piretti for the renowned castelli publishing house. This Italian designer studied at the instituto statale d'arte before starting his career at anonima castelli. For more than two decades, he has created a range of furniture, including the plia chair, the alky armchair and the dorsal, which have become design icons. His creations are both functional and aesthetic, and have been widely recognized throughout the design world. "alky" is typical of 70's design, part of the space age universe. This movement was born in the 60s in response to the space race, and is characterized by the use of organic forms and new materials to create a futuristic utopian aesthetic. It influenced many fields, from fashion to architecture and popular culture. This lounge chair is designed with a sturdy aluminum frame, covered in polyurethane foam. It rests on a metal base for stability. It is upholstered in thick-grained beige leather. In very good condition. Reference : 292248

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Features

Length
63 cm
Height
74 cm
Depth
76 cm
Designer
Giancarlo PIRETTI
Condition
Minor defects
Style
Modernist
Period
1970s
Origin
Italian
Colour
Beige
Main material
Leather
Other material
Aluminum

delivery and return

  • Shipped from : France
  • Delivery time :
    • 1 week for small items
    • 2 to 5 weeks for bulky products
  • Return possible: up to 14 days after delivery

About the designer

Giancarlo PIRETTI

Giancarlo Piretti is a designer who has profoundly marked the history of Italian design. He has developed an innovative approach to the creation of seating (chairs, recliners, etc.).
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