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A Pair of Rattan Wicker Ottoman Footstools Lobster Pot in style of Franco Albini

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Crafted in the iconic ‘Lobster Pot’ style popularised by renowned Italian designer Franco Albini in the 1950s, this handsome pair of mid-century (circa 1970s) wicker ottoman footstools offer a chic and versatile addition to any mid-century modern or boho-inspired interior. Featuring a spherical, orb-like silhouette made from expertly woven rattan reeds, the ottomans exude an airy, organic aesthetic that perfectly captures the effortless elegance of Albini’s celebrated ‘Lobster Pot’ design. The durable rattan construction is both visually striking and remarkably sturdy, making these footstools suitable for use as extra seating, impromptu side tables, or simply as sculptural decorative pieces. Finished in a warm honey-toned worn patina that highlights the natural texture and grain of the rattan, these ottomans would blend seamlessly into a variety of modern, mid-century, or boho-chic living spaces. Pair them with neutral upholstered seating, colourful throw pillows, and lush potted plants for a harmonious, nature-inspired look. Whether used for function or simply for form, this pair of rattan wicker ottomans are a timeless design legacy of the legendary Franco Albini. In good overall condition, the pair are stable and sturdy, a couple of historic repairs to the underside, the matt tops appear to be a slightly later addition but fit perfectly with the pieces and exclude that 1960/70s period aesthetic. A decorative pair that would also work as plant stands/plinths, overall size H30cm (12in) x W47cm (18.5in), tops measure 23cm / 9in.
  • Similar to:
    Franco Albini (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12 in (30.48 cm)Diameter: 18.5 in (46.99 cm)Seat Height: 12 in (30.48 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 1970s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    Llanbrynmair, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: GD15781stDibs: LU6462240178992

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