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Gastone Rinaldi Dining Chairs from Hotel 'Abano Terme', 1960 with certificate

$12,000per set

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Extremely rare set of six dining chairs which were custom made by RIMA, Padua, Italy, circa 1960 for an interior commission for the Hotel ' Italia Abano Terme' in Padua, Italy. Please see black & white image 5. We have had a lot of demand from potential clients asking us to restore this set in the last few months and recently decided to bite the bullet to meet our client's requests , this set of six chairs has already been previously advertised by us but in their original but worn state with their originall red vinyl upholstery which admittedly had seen better days ,please see image 15 to see the set in its original red vinyl upholstery. These chairs have just been freshly reupholstered with new high quality De Ploeg "Monza" bouclé fabric and the legs have been re-enameled in black . The original worn plastic feet (glides) have been refabricated by a talented restorer using the original worn feet as patterns to make the new moulds from. This extremely rare model was exhibited at the 'RIMA: ricerca e stile ' exhibition held at the Palazzo Cigola Fenaroli Valotti in Brescia,Italy in October 2015 and is illustrated on page 196 in the book 'Gastone Rinaldi - Designer alla RIMA' by Giuseppe e Jacopo Drago (;please see image 2) who have also kindly provided a hand signed signed and numbered unique certificate of authenticity in collaboration with the Gastone Rinaldi archives. You can briefly see this model in a press release video for this exhibition which can be found on youtube if you search for "RIMA ricerca e stile". Please see screenshot (image 12) Guiseppe Drago and his son Jacopo are the recognised worldwide experts on the work of RIMA and Gastone Rinaldi and very strongly attribute this custom RIMA design to Gastone Rinaldi who at that that time was the senior designer for RIMA, the similarity to the P34 model by Rinaldi is strikingly obvious , for example the Drago brothers have confirmed that the pressed metal seat on these chairs is actually exactly the same steel pressing as that featured on Rinaldi's 'P34' chair furthermore the suspended enveloping backrest also connects this model to Gastone Rinaldi, a detail also found on his model 'DU 55' and 'P16' chairs from the 1950s. These chairs are not illustrated in the standard RIMA catalog of the period again suggesting a unique one off custom made production for the hotel 'Italia Abano Terme' making these chairs extremely rare. The dining table you see in the video and in the photo's is by Italian designers Campo & Graffi who were students and collaborators og Carlo Mollino, the table is listed within our inventory alongside six matching Campo & Graffi dining chairs. We have included the table just so potential client's can visualise how the chairs look around a dining table with a similar period italian aesthetic. Literature: 'Gastone Rinaldi - Designer alla RIMA' , pg 196 ,Giuseppe e Jacopo Drago, ,Capitoliumart 2015 Exhibited :'RIMA: ricerca e stile ' exhibition held at the Palazzo Cigola Fenaroli Valotti in Brescia,Italy in October 2015 Press release: Spotlight on RIMA, an historical metal furniture company in Padova, whose business spanned over 60 years. In the magnificent rooms of Cigola Fenaroli Valotti Palace, in Brescia, 100 RIMA models are now on display within themed sections: interiors, school and work, cinema, collaborations with external designers, and more. RIMA started as a small artisan company and later on it gained a prominent position among industries that helped define the IDEA of Italian interiors in the postwar era. In the early Fifties, the company was a leading brand. It quickly gained visibility thanks to quality products that were in line with a new aesthetic language. In addition it could count on the support that came from some of the leading names in design. Gio Ponti, Alberto Rosselli, Campo and Graffi, Franco Albini were some of the designers that were in contact with the RIMA studios, and they created some specific models, produced by the company in Padova, through close collaborations. Archival research as well as testimonies gathered from people who took part in the productive experience firsthand, enabled the curators, Giuseppe and Jacopo Drago, to integrate the story of RIMA. Based on these researches, they produced a book (with contributions by Michele De Lucchi and MarCo Romanelli) which helps to focalize the company’s main designer, Gastone Rinaldi.

Details

  • Creator
    Gastone Rinaldi (Designer),RIMA (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 21.86 in. (55.5 cm)Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Seat Height: 18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EnameledSteel,Fabric,Foam
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Replacements made: The plastic feet have been refabricated by a specialist according to the original as some where missing or had severe wear by use and age. Wear consistent with age and use. New De Ploeg 'Monza' upholstery and the (original dark brown enamelled) frames have now been enamelled satin black, new plastic feet have been fabricated so this set is ready to be used.
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930122600652

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