Sala Madini for Galimberti Cantu Armchair 1950s, Fully Restored, Gold Velvet For Sale
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Sala Madini for Galimberti Cantu Armchair 1950s, Fully Restored, Gold Velvet

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Organic curved armchair, icon of the 1950s. Double settee sofa available to match, not yet upholstered. Armchair was upholstered with rich and glamorous Alessandro Bini's Tuscan woven Flou gold velvet that enhances the curves and makes it just gorgeous. This armchair will be the focus point of your living room. Chair was restored, stripped down to wood frame, padding and belts renewed. Sottopunto stitching on the back. This technique is used when restoring midcentury pieces, the back stitching is sewed on the chair from the reverse of the fabric, this way the line of nail heads is avoided and the stretching of the fabric is consistent. Evaluation: This wingback armchair is commonly attributed to Paolo Buffa, probably because of the similarity with the Bristol Hotel armchair armrest, others are attributing it to Melchiorre Bega. Reference La rivista dell'arredamento n. 90, pag. 20, 1962 Gorlich Editore Milano certifies the designer to Emilia Sala and Giorgio Madini important designer who worked for Borsani and Cassina. I was pleased to see that a famous auction house have sold two like these from Martinuzzi's home. Designer chair that other designer loved. Note: beside the correct attribution I will add "in the style of" Paolo Bufffa to help customer find this item since this attribution has become common and usual. October 2018 update. A customer found that the chair has an asymmetry in the arm connection to the backrest. The lower part of the curve is higher on the left and deeper on the right. Please check last pictures highlighting this,

Details

  • Creator
    Emilia Sala and Giorgio Madini (Designer),Fratelli Galimberti Cantù (Manufacturer)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    All what relates to upholstery is in excellent condition. Use signs on the wooden legns. See the note of the asymmetry on the arm to backrest.
  • Wear
    Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 40.95 in. x W 27.56 in. x D 27.56 in.H 104 cm x W 70 cm x D 70 cm
  • Seat Height
    16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Tavarnelle val di Pesa, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    SM579
  • Reference Number
    LU256839354643
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