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Armchair

Armchair

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded fibre-glass shells; calvel-covered upholstery; red velvet.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.330:1-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Twin moulded fibre-glass shells, with calvel covered internal upholstery, red velvet. The form of the curved shell touches the floor at the base of the curve, and the outer edge of the shell bends back to touch the floor at the front. The outer side of the shell is uncovered. The separate seat-cushion is covered in the same way as the inner side of the shell.

Date

1968 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded fibre-glass shells; calvel-covered upholstery; red velvet.

Dimensions

Height: 70 cm From grey file, Depth: 83 cm From grey file, Width: 73.5 cm From grey file, Height: 41.5 cm Seat height, from grey file

Object history note

Description of Craftsman from Hollis, R. 1970. Modern Chairs:1918-1970. The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London:
Carlo Bartoli. Architect, interior designer. Born 1931. Trained Milan Polytechnic. Own office from 1960, Milam; instructor in planning, High Course of Industrial Design, Florence

Description of similar object, from Hollis, R. 1970. Modern Chairs:1918-1970. The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London:
An enclosed plastics shell which gives good, stable, and visually light ground-contact over two areas. The seating surface is totally upholstered, while the obverse, handling or knockable surface has been preserved as a pure plastics shape.

Descriptive line

Armchair. ‘Bicia’ designed by Carlo Bartoli, Born 1931. Italy. Designed 1968-9 and manufactured by Arflex, Milan, Italy.

Materials

Velvet; Fibreglass

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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