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Pair of Midcentury Armchairs Attributed to Rito Valla Fabric Fede Cheti Purple

$6,403.40per set
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Important pair of beautiful 1950s armchairs attributed to Rito Valla. The pair of armchairs is upholstered with the original fabric of Fede Cheti great designer of the time of fabrics. You can recognize its distinctive flowery print reminiscent of Chagall's painting. The pair of armchairs is distinguished both for its fabrics and for its enveloping and fluid line. The armrests seem to come out of the frame to create an enveloping embrace. The outer fabric is in purple velvet. The perfectly conical feet align with the design of the armchair. Fede Cheti was born in 1905 in Savona, daughter of Emanuele Cheti and Gemma Sansevero. Her grandfather, Giuseppe Sansevero, is the founder of a prestigious fabric company founded in 1880. In 1946 he achieved great success in Zurich where he presented his floral fabrics, with large decorative motifs, extremely original at the Dolder Hotel. His personal style became famous precisely for these printed flowers, inspired by a wild nature, with very sharp colors, the decorative patterns were very large even for small furniture: C. repeatedly expressed her aversion to the banality of small flowers. At the X Triennale (Milan, 1954), she presented new fabrics both from an aesthetic and technical point of view. She experimented with a new synthetic fibre, as transparent as spun glass, combined with Classic fibres. Among his new prints, one that stands out was one reminiscent of Chagall's painting, a true example of the perfection of printing on fabric, for depth of tone, delicacy in the color transitions, perfect vividness. Another fabric on display, named after Degas, because it was inspired by a sketch of his ballerina, had a very wide range of colour passages. C.'s experimentations are considered to be the end points in the technique of printing on fabric, her large wall printed fabrics have, adapted to the environments of the time, the same function that tapestries had in the past. During his career, Fede Cheti collaborated with the greatest artists of the time, such as Giorgio de Chirico, Fausto Melotti, Massimo Campigli, Renato Guttuso, de Filippo de Pisis, Raoul Dufy, Raymond Peynet, Mario Sironi and Gio Ponti, with whom he maintained a long and very strong association throughout his career (Antonelli, 1988).

Details

  • Creator
    Fede Cheti (Artist)
  • Attributed to
    Rito Valla (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.47 in. (85 cm)Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 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
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The pair of armchairs are in its original fabric in very good condition, but it is still a mid-century product and may have some wear and tear.
  • Seller Location
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4911219880642

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    Ships From: milano, Italy
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