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Pair of armchairs mod. Torso by Paolo Deganello for Cassina

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Pair of armchairs model Torso designed by architect Paolo Degannello and produced by Cassina in the 1980s This is how Architect Degannello describes the design of the Torso armchairs: "The theme of this project is the dialogue between an inanimate, industrially produced body and the animate body of the person sitting on it, where the latter, through movement dominates, bends, to the point of imposing form on the inanimate body. It is not a plastic shell but an interlocking set of two soft, coated, warm, enveloping shapes, each endowed with possible variations. More than the single object, the model, a compositional logic is designed, a type of interlocking of two forms endowed with possible formal variations. Each of these two forms can be differently cropped to give symmetrical and asymmetrical backs, high and low, and seats with armrests or without or, again, with a deformation of these to support legs. It is a set of found forms, not rigidly defined, at least conceptually further modifiable, it does not have the authority, rigidity and dryness of patterns imposed by a defined technology, they are shapes differently cut out following with the design the movement of a body that finds different supports in different sitting positions. You want a landscape of forms that are not aseptic, white, geometric, objective, acceptable to a multiplicity of consumers, but strongly characterized, whose choice by the consumer is a strong statement of identity; sensual, warm, variously colored and decorated forms, where the body is enticed to move to find its position, to crawl around feeling enveloped."
  • Creator:
    Cassina (Manufacturer),Paolo Deganello (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 45.67 in (116 cm)Width: 40.16 in (102 cm)Depth: 31.5 in (80 cm)Seat Height: 12.21 in (31 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1982
  • Condition:
    Item in perfect condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Rivoli, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU7863234871402
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