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Pair of Armchairs by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti

$3,088per set
$4,750per set34% Off

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Pair of rare armchairs by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti, Italy. Where Vittorio Introini, Alberto Rosselli and Giovanni Offredi shaped the image of Fratelli Saporiti during the 1960s and 1970s, it was Augusto Bozzi (1924-1982) who had put this Italian company on the map in the first place. Bozzi joined Saporiti circa 1950 to become the firm’s principal designer. Though little is known about Bozzi himself, his legacy is undisputed: a number of highly sculptural midcentury chairs of exceptional quality. The model on offer, which can used as a (occasional) side chair as well, is arguably Bozzi’s rarest design. The set has been reupholstered in an off-white color artificial leather (Naugahyde) some time ago, but still retains the original manufacturer’s labels. Dimensions: height 30.7 in. (78 cm), width 26.4 in. (67 cm), depth 27.6 inches (70 cm), seat height 15.7 in. (40 cm).\

Details

  • Creator
    Augusto Bozzi (Designer),Fratelli Saporiti (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.71 in (78 cm)Width: 26.38 in (67 cm)Depth: 27.56 in (70 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in (40 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1955
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Consistent with age and use: some very small stains on the upholstery fabric (see pictures).
  • Seller Location
    JM Haarlem, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930312987961

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About the Manufacturer

Fratelli Saporiti

Established initially as Fratelli Saporiti in 1950, mid-century Italian furniture maker Saporiti Italia has a reputation for avant-garde and enduring designs. Vintage Fratelli Saporiti tables, chairs and cabinets inspire all who have had the pleasure of contemplating them.

Furniture designer Sergio Saporiti founded Fratelli Saporiti with a vision of creating pieces ahead of their time. By staying on top of the cultural shifts taking shape during the postwar era — and finding inspiration in the craftsmanship, durability and sensibility of Scandinavian design — Saporiti was able to tap into what the public wanted. His focus on using high-quality materials ensured that every welcoming chair and table could be used and enjoyed for decades to come.

In 1965, Saporiti collaborated with Italian designer Alberto Rosselli, a pioneer of the industrial design movement. They created such iconic pieces as the Confidential sofa, the Moby Dick chaise lounge and the Jumbo chair. In the 1970s, Saporiti initiated another collaboration with Italian designer Giovanni Offredi. The prolific partnership resulted in universally renowned designs like the Paracarro table and the Sail chair. Together, they also created the curving Wave sofa, which was popular in international markets.

The joint projects were a success, and the brand opened many international showrooms throughout the 1970s. In the 1980s, the company officially rebranded as Saporiti Italia and released a line of customizable furniture, including the Avedon sofa, in collaboration with designer Mauro Lipparini. This era also led to a partnership with Missoni — the celebrated Italian fashion brand expanded into home furnishings in 1983 and created rugs and upholstery fabrics for Saporiti soon afterward.

Since then, Saporiti Italia has pivoted to furniture contracting and design management. To this day, the company remains under the ownership of the Saporiti family, and vintage Saporiti furniture continues to capture the imagination of collectors worldwide.

Find vintage Fratelli Saporiti lounge chairs, coffee tables and sofas on 1stDibs.

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