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Studio BBPR for Olivetti Swivel Desk Chair in Black Leather



Studio BBPR for Olivetti, desk swivel chair ‘Spazio’, metal, leather, Italy, ca. 1960 The 'Spazio' series was designed by Studio BBPR for Olivetti in 1960. It won the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1962. Today the desk of the 'Spazio' series is featured in MoMA permanent collection. This desk chair features clearly the characteristics and visual qualities of the BBPR designs. A wonderful airy yet strong appearance defines the chair. An admirable patina contributes to the value and expression of the chair. The honesty of constructive details, choice of materials combines in a striking way with the shape of lines. A star-like base on wheels carries the seat. The metal frame that connects all elements can be seen at the backrest. Seat, backrest and armrests are upholstered in black leather. Functional feature is the height adjustment of the seat. BBPR was an architectural partnership founded by Gianluigi Banfi (1910-1945), Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004), Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-1969). BBPR was thus an acronym formed from the first letters of their family names. The partnership was founded in opposition to Fascism. BBPR wanted to develop a style that had no references to contemporary politics. During WW II, Gianluigi Banfi died in the camps of the Nazi’s whereas the others were also severely defined by this era. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.


  • Creator
    Studio BBPR (Designer),Olivetti (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Width: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Depth: 20.28 in. (51.5 cm)Seat Height: 20.08 in. (51 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 501086501stDibs: LU933123393152

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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4.7 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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