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Carlo de Carli Furniture

Italian, 1910-1999

A modern Renaissance man, Italian designer Carlo de Carli wove his personal philosophy into his furniture creations. He believed that furniture should suit human movement and the surrounding environment, and each piece was made not only with an eye to form but also for everyday practicality. In today’s interiors, vintage de Carli furniture captures the extraordinary essence of Italian mid-century modernism.

Carlo de Carli was born in Milan in 1910. He studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan and developed an interest in design, architecture, writing and philosophy. After graduating in 1934, he worked under revered Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti. Shortly afterward, de Carli opened a studio with furniture maker Renato Angeli. In 1940, he began a relationship with the Milan Triennial design and art museum, where he eventually joined the board of directors.

Most of de Carli's furniture and architectural works came to fruition between the 1940s and 1970s. His architectural projects included the Church of Saint Ildefonso and the Via dei Giardini 7 building in Milan. However, de Carli is best known for his chair and table designs.

What sets de Carli’s chairs and other seating apart from those of other designers is that they are made to be lived in. As a result, his comfortable, functional and inviting designs earned the attention of leading Italian furniture companies like Cassina, Singer & Sons, Tecno and GUBI, and he played a significant role in 20th-century Italian furniture design.

In 1954, de Carli was awarded the Compasso d’Oro for his Cassina Model 683 chair. In 1957, he also won a Grand Prix at the Milan Triennial exhibition for a chair he designed for Tecno. Still committed to his academic pursuits, de Carli served as dean of the architecture faculty at the Polytechnic University of Milan from 1963 to 1968. He continued teaching until 1986 and continued writing until his death in 1999. His most important writings were published in a book titled Architettura, Spazio Primario.

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Creator: Carlo De Carli
Dealer: DeAngelis
Carlo de Carli Lounge Chair for M.Singer & Sons
By Carlo De Carli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Carlo de Carli design lounge chair for M.Singer & Sons, Italy. Elegant lounge chair in a sculpted fruitwood frame with interesting angles and rounded edges. Newly refinished in dar...
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Carlo de Carli Model 802 Lounge Chairs for M.Singer & Sons
By Carlo De Carli, M. Singer & Sons
Located in San Francisco, CA
Carlo de Carli design lounge chairs for M.Singer & Sons, Model 802. Sophisticated looking chairs with stiletto brass legs and curvaceous arms that is beautiful from all angles. The fabric is an older redo that is usable as-is and very comfortable but could be sensational in velvet. Original Italian midcentury Furniture...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carlo de Carli Furniture

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Carlo de Carli Chest of Drawers for Sormani, Italy
By Carlo De Carli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Carlo de Carli chest of drawers or commode for Sormani Model D154. High gloss white lacquer finish with polished brass hardware in a neoclassical taste but modern and refreshing. Rea...
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Carlo di Carli Side Chair
By Carlo De Carli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Carlo di Carli design side chair made out of cherrywood and newly refinished and upholstered in Navy velvet.
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Carlo De Carli furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Carlo De Carli furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Carlo De Carli furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 154 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 7 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Carlo De Carli were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Tobia Scarpa, Marco Zanuso, and Giovanni Offredi. Prices for Carlo De Carli furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $324 and can go as high as $46,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,673.

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