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Guglielmo Ulrich

Italian, 1904-1977

Furniture designer Guglielmo Ulrich was born in Milan to a family with Danish origins. After completing his studies at the Brera Academy, the Scuola Speciale di Architettura and the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1927, Ulrich’s status quickly rose in high-society circles, as he’d gained a reputation for creating elegant interiors for a range of commercial and private clients. Architecture and furniture design in Milan was evolving during the era owing to industrialization, and Ulrich’s modernist work was seen as fresh and forward-looking.

In 1930, Ulrich established the furniture company ARCA — which was short for Arredamento Casa — with colleagues Attilio Scaglia and Renato Wild. Together they created a platform for Ulrich’s designs, which were quite different from the typical furnishings found in Europe at the time. 

Ulrich favored simple lines — tapered table and chair legs, lean silhouettes — and the graceful contours of his console tables and dining chairs are representative of an endeavor to streamline neoclassical forms. He created luxurious but practical furniture and home accessories that featured an emphasis on craftsmanship as well as an integration of exotic materials such as ebonized wood, opaline glass and green marble. Ulrich’s designs were very much in line with what we now know as the Art Deco style, which was officially introduced to the world in 1925 at Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. He collaborated with legendary architect and designer Gio Ponti on designs for a hotel property in the late 1930s and co-edited Ponti’s revered Domus magazine with Milanese architect Melchiorre Bega

By the 1950s, Ulrich was firmly established as one of the most influential Milanese designers, having a hand in designing homes, commercial properties and more. In 1961, he won the Fiera di Trieste award for his lightweight Trieste chair, a seat that shared common ground with Ponti’s iconic Superleggera chair and was produced by Saffa. 

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Fine Guglielmo Ulrich coffee table, verde alpi marble top, brass feet, 1940
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Rome, IT
fine and original low table, coffe table with brass feet and verde alpi marble top, walnut, designed by Guglielmo Ulrich, 1940 verde alpi marble, walnut finished rosewood and brass ...
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Marble, Brass

Guglielmo Ulrich Art Deco Italian Velvet Sofa, 1940s
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Puglia, Puglia
A large Italian sculptural sofa designed by Guglielmo Ulrich, very comfortable. Recently upholstered in light blue velvet with a light gray velvet border, in a minimalist way, which ...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Velvet, Beech

Guglielmo Ulrich Highboard in Walnut with Mirrored Door Panels
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guglielmo Ulrich, wardrobe, walnut, mirrored glass, maple, Italy, 1940s. This large wardrobe designed by Guglielmo Ulrich convinces visually through its geometrical shapes and grap...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Glass, Walnut

Guglielmo Ulrich Brass and Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp, Italy 1940s
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid Guglielmo Ulrich Brass and Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp, The Glass is Light Green Corroso Glass Manufactured by Seguso Vetri D'Arte Italy 1940s
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Metal

Eight-Arm Patinated Brass Chandelier by Guglielmo Ulrich, Italy, c. 1950
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in New York City, NY
Elegant, beautifully patinated eight-arm chandelier by Guglielmo Ulrich.
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Brass

Monumental Guglielmo Ulrich Ceiling Lamp in Brass and Glass, Italy 1940s
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid Guglielmo Ulrich Suspension Lamp Brass and sanded glass. Carries three light bulbs Italy 1940s Reference: Guglielmo Ulrich by Luca Scacchetti / Federico Motta Editore p. 142
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Brass

Guglielmo Ulrich oak round dining table, Italy, 1940s
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
Round oak wood table, designed by Guglielmo Ulrich, Italian craftsmanship, from the 1940s. A disk of wood with an unusual thickness, embellished by the natural veins of the material,...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Oak

Guglielmo Ulrich coffee table made of lacquered wood and glass, Italy, 1940s
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A coffee table in lacquered wood and glass, Italian craftsmanship from the 1940s, designed by Guglielmo Ulrich. This occasional table fully embodies the style of Guglielmo Ulrich, a...
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1940s Italian Vintage Guglielmo Ulrich

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Glass, Wood

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Guglielmo Ulrich 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 Guglielmo Ulrich furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Guglielmo Ulrich 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 Vittorio Introini, Melchiorre Bega, and Claudio Salocchi. Prices for Guglielmo Ulrich furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $377 and can go as high as $38,815, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,163.

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