According the designer's partner Franca Helg, Franco Albini's Fiorenza Armchair for Arflex (1952) is a re-design of an armchair that he first conceived in 1939 and that was made in only a few examples by Italian artisans. The Arflex edition featured variants that mainly concerned the wooden stand and its connection to the padded parts. Due to its specific design, Fiorenza is a very comfortable chair for a correct ergonomic position—for conversation, reading, and resting. The price is per chair and excludes taxes, shipping, and crating.
Born near Milan, Albini (1905-1977) was an Italian architect, urban planner, and furniture designer who apprenticed under architect Gio Ponti and played a key role in formulating the Rationalist movement in Italy in the mid-century.
Literature: I. de Guttry, M. P. Maino, Il mobile italiano degli anni ’40 e ’50, Laterza, Bari 1992, p. 75; G. Gramigna, Repertorio del design italiano 1950‐2000 per l'arredamento domestico, Allemandi, Torino 2003, vol. 1, p. 28; G.Bosoni, F. Bucci, Il design e gli interni di Franco Albini, Electa, Milano 2016, p. 100.
Wood, brass, fabric upholstery
74 x 88 x h 102 cm
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