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Acerbis Armchair DuePiù in White by Nanda Vigo UTOPIA

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DUPLEX presents UTOPIA: an exhibition that celebrates the spirit of the second postwar Italian Design Revolution. On view now at the Duplex Gallery @ The Mill Building Williamsburg. “The fantastic achievement of Italian Design is the incredibly rich cultural transfer into mass products. The influence of these pieces in the pop culture is incommensurable; I like to make a parallel with the Beatles in popular music. Perhaps, in our modern advanced digitalized democracies, design has lost a bit of its ingenuity and the utopic world is no longer being sought. I want this exhibit to be a tribute to the original vision that permeated the early years of Italian design.” The exhibition feat selection of iconic pieces, with a focus on Acerbis: the “Free System” sofa and “Napoleone” table by Claudio Salocchi, “Due Più” chairs and “Storet” chests by Nanda Vigo and the “Florian”folding table by Vico Magistretti. These, along with cc-tapis rug designed by the Georgian duo “Rooms Studio”, an original 1958 Luigi Caccia Dominioni “Catilina” armchair, a 1973 “Orseolo” desk designed by Scarpa and the 1975 masterpiece “Bramante" sideboard by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon. A couple of “Botolo” chairs by Cini Boeri for Arflex in Casentino wool, the “Dolmen” lamp by Ferruccio Laviani for Foscarini and the instant classic “Spade”chair by Faye Toogood for Please Wait to be Seated. Diptych - Tar on Canvas “Untitiled”: (No Trace - 2009 -2010 ) is an work by John Colao inspired and created during the Big Sur basin fire in 2009. Featuring aesthetics that speak a language of the Future, the Due Più armchair can be considered one of Nanda Vigo’s manifesto-projects, the synthesis of her two souls: her esprit de géométrie evident in the light-reflecting minimal metal structure and her eccentric and pioneering spirit. A surprising and enigmatic object with a unique physiognomy conferred by the use of the two rollers that seem to float. Although its appearance suggests otherwise, all three modes of use are surprisingly ergonomic and comfortable: regular sitting, side sitting with one arm resting on the upper roller, and reverse sitting, in which the roller-back becomes the perfect support for the forearms. It is reinterpreted today with a steel frame and fur recovered from food industry waste, in a logic of circular economy that makes it compatible with the contemporary ethos. Back and seat The seat and back are padded with single-density polyurethane foam in a Ø19 cm cylindrical shape upholstered in Mongolia goat fur in white, black and rust. This upholstery gives the rollers a voluminous elegant effect. Structure Sled frame in Ø3 cm tubular metal with chrome finish. Plastic feet.
  • Creator:
    Acerbis (Manufacturer),Nanda Vigo (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 28.35 in (72 cm)Width: 20.08 in (51 cm)Depth: 17.52 in (44.5 cm)Seat Height: 18.51 in (47 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    2024
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    Available Now
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  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: F0651511stDibs: LU1639236970852
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