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Pair of Gigi Radice for Minotti Leather Wingback Lounge Chairs, Italy, c. 1950s

$11,100per set
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This pair of 1960s Gigi Radice for Minotti leather wingback chairs are currently the gallery owner's favorite pair of armchairs in our collection - a simply stunning and incredibly buttery soft statement piece, these chairs are a must-see to appreciate. The soft and beautiful ocher leather is just incredible. As a extra cool feature of this pair of chairs, they were featured in the set design of the hit TV Show, Marvel's Runaways. Sculptural and graceful usage of arches and contours, most greatly exaggerated on the channel tufted backs, wingback headrests, seat rail and scrolled hand holds. The conical legs are black enameled steel encased in brass-plated feet and the original warm ocher colored leather. The soft leather and elegant silhouette of these two wingback lounge chairs would compliment various locations such as a living room, den, games room, office space or bedroom. Interior design styles they would optimize are; Eclectic, Contemporary, Industrial, Mid-Century or Italian Modern. It would also be great in a hospitality or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar or lounge, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Would pair beautifully with other Italian Modern and Art Deco such as Ico Parisi, Marco Zanuso and Gio Ponti. MEASUREMENTS: H 40" x W 33" x D 36" Seat Height: 16.5" Seat Depth: 20" Arm Height: 24.5" CONDITION: Very good vintage condition with light patina. Ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    Gigi Radice (Designer),Minotti (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Depth: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950's
  • Condition
    Very good vintage condition with very light patina and wear. Ready to be used immediately.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330227460492

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Maker

Minotti

Tradition, exquisite craftsmanship and incomparable quality are at the heart of Minotti, a family-owned furniture design company founded in 1948. But so is being a representative of the best of “Made in Italy” on the global level.

Minotti was established as a small-scale artisan workshop by Alberto Minotti in his hometown of Meda, not far from Milan. The company became known for refined upholstered seating, and its profile expanded considerably during the 1950s and 1960s. A collaboration with designer and architect Gigi Radice during the era led to some of the brand’s most classic and coveted mid-century pieces, such as his playful and brightly colored curved sofa and armchairs. Alberto’s sons, Roberto and Renato, had worked with their father intermittently to learn the family business and, with their mother’s encouragement, took the reins when the patriarch passed away in 1991. By the end of the 20th century, Minotti had grown into an internationally renowned company, helmed by the second and third generations of the Minotti family.

Minotti isn’t a name that is splashed across magazine covers, but the brand is revered for its clever seating systems, such as its flexible and understated Hamilton collection of sofas and chaise longues padded with goose down and classic upholstered furniture, as well as its sleek, modern Elliott coffee tables, which integrate premium marble and polished gold. This marriage of elegant contemporary design coupled with respect for tradition reflects Minotti’s design process: Expert artisans use traditional Italian skills and techniques to hand-finish products made by precise and cutting-edge industrial machinery. The manufacturing process for the sophisticated Rivera armchairs and sofas, which include woven polypropylene-fiber backrests and tubular metal frames, for example, begins with computer-controlled machinery that assembles the structures based on designs, but the pieces are joined and finished by hand. It is telling that the company’s motto, known as the Minotti Code, is “Innovation in the spirit of continuity.”

In the late 1990s, Renato and Roberto Minotti initiated a partnership with Milanese architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni — who created the Elliott tables — and also launched Minotti Studio, the “creative soul of the company” that is central to engineering, design, supply-chain logistics and more. Collaborations over the years have included projects with Nendo, Marcio Kogan and Studio MK27, Christophe Delcourt and more. 

Today, Minotti has a presence in almost 70 countries, and the company’s offerings — which span collections for indoor and outdoor residential and hospitality spaces — include everything from lounge chairs to tables to sideboards, armchairs and more. 

Browse Minotti's versatile range of furnishings on 1stDibs.

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Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such designers as Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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