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Sculptural Ghost Glass Armchair Chair Designed by Cini Boeri for Fiam Italia

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Ghost, the glass armchair, was born, shaped by the technical and aesthetic skill of Vittorio Livi, debuting at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 1987, where it immediately received an award in a competition by the magazine, “Interni”, which invited visitors to choose the most innovative product. Undoubtedly, the instant enthusiastic response was motivated by the harmonious, elegant design, but even more so by the wonder that Ghost evoked for its essence as a shadow, trace, semblance, spirit, soul. For its way of proposing itself as an object that tends towards non-existence and yet imposes itself through the paradox found within. The paradox is in being made of glass, a material that more than any other material makes one think of something fragile and light, but forced to perform a solid and onerous task like sustaining a human body. Like every design object that strives for perfection, Ghost overcomes the juxtaposition not only of beauty and utility, but also of ease and unease. The uneasiness of having to entrust your body to a visibly fragile chair and the easiness of being ushered in like a breath. Vittorio Livi has always had one passion: glass. Fullet, the very first company founded by him, produced coloured glass for the furniture industry and was followed by a succession of companies: Artiglass, Curvovetro, Cromoglass and Vellutart. The merger between these companies in 1973 resulted in FIAM, the first company to produce furnishing items in curved glass. Thanks to its technology and partnerships with top international designers, FIAM has become a leader in this industry and some of its products are on display in twenty-five museums worldwide. After overseeing the restoration of Montegridolfo, a walled town dating back to the 7th century B.C., in 1992 Vittorio Livi purchased and renovated Villa Miralfiore, a historic building in Pesaro constructed in 1260. A part of the villa is dedicated to “Spazio Miralfiore”, a museum for works of art in glass produced by Livi and numerous Italian and international artists. Monolithic chair in 12 mm-thick curved glass. Measures: 37.3" W x 29.5" D x 26.7" H seat height 12.5" H. Designed by Cini Boeri for Fiam Italia Manufactured in Italy, 2013.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Floor model display condition. No visible marks or blemishes.
  • Dimensions
    H 26.7 in. x W 37.3 in. x D 29.5 in.H 67.82 cm x W 94.75 cm x D 74.93 cm
  • Seat Height
    12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU3724311087393
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