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Vittorio Introini Set of Four Longobarda Chairs by Saporiti 1960s Italy

$3,933.54per set

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Set of four Longobarda chairs with chromed metal legs, seat, and back upholstered with blue shade fabric. The Longobarda chair was designed by Vittorio Introini and manufactured by Saporiti in 1960s. Vittorio Introini is an Italian designer and artist of postwar and contemporary art born in 1935. His works were presented at the KANAL exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris. Architect and passionate designer, Vittorio Introini began his design activity in the sixties of the twentieth century. The charge of innovation and change of his architectural works and design is given by his rich cultural background and the breadth of cultural and architectural references. His language unites different elements including individual creativity, subjectivity of compositional systems and knowledge of new materials. Introini’s design activity begins at the sunset of the Modern Movement due to the ideological contradictions of the multiple components. On his works the role of Internationalism and Antistoricism are crucial. The decisive renewal occurred with the contribution of Ernesto N. Rogers that allowed to acquire, in advance of the international conservative criticism, the awareness of the individuality of cultures and places in antithesis to the Movements mentioned. The concept of "context" opened new analytical horizons progressively extended from urban morphology and semiology to the design method. Introini’s design, in harmony with the Neorationalism of Rossian derivation, can be traced back to the following principles: typology, syntax, language.

Details

  • Creator
    Vittorio Introini (Designer),Saporiti (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.89 in. (81 cm)Width: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Depth: 18.51 in. (47 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Montecatini Terme, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5304229469272

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    Ships From: Borgo a Buggiano, Italy
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About the Manufacturer

Saporiti

Established initially as Fratelli Saporiti in 1950, mid-century Italian furniture maker Saporiti Italia has a reputation for avant-garde and enduring designs, and its tables, chairs and cabinets inspire all who have had the pleasure of contemplating them.

Furniture designer Sergio Saporiti founded Fratelli Saporiti with a vision of creating pieces ahead of their time. By staying on top of the cultural shifts taking shape during the postwar era — and finding inspiration in the craftsmanship, durability and sensibility of Scandinavian design — Saporiti was able to tap into what the public wanted. His focus on using high-quality materials ensured that every welcoming chair and table could be used and enjoyed for decades to come.

In 1965, Saporiti collaborated with Italian designer Alberto Rosselli, a pioneer of the industrial design movement. They created such iconic pieces as the Confidential sofa, the Moby Dick chaise lounge and the Jumbo chair. In the 1970s, Saporiti initiated another collaboration with Italian designer Giovanni Offredi. The prolific partnership resulted in universally renowned designs like the Paracarro table and the Sail chair. Together, they also created the curving Wave sofa, which was popular in international markets.

The joint projects were a success, and the brand opened many international showrooms throughout the 1970s. In the 1980s, the company officially rebranded as Saporiti Italia and released a line of customizable furniture, including the Avedon sofa, in collaboration with designer Mauro Lipparini. This era also led to a partnership with Missoni — the celebrated Italian fashion brand expanded into home furnishings in 1983 and created rugs and upholstery fabrics for Saporiti soon afterward.

Since then, Saporiti Italia has pivoted to furniture contracting and design management. To this day, the company remains under the ownership of the Saporiti family, and vintage Saporiti furniture continues to capture the imagination of collectors worldwide.

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