Beautiful Restored Italian Sculptural Mantis Form Lounge Chairs, 1950-1955 For Sale
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Beautiful Restored Italian Sculptural Mantis Form Lounge Chairs, 1950-1955

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Pair of exquisite sculptural form Italian lounge chairs from the early-mid-1950s period featuring dramatic flowing eliptical 'mantis' form wings with a subtle sculptural double curvature which envelope you and form an integral lateral and arm support. I have never encountered this beautifully elegant design before and have never seen another example for sale anywhere so they are surely extremely rare in addition to their aesthetic beauty. The chairs are clearly an artisan handmade production from their construction, please see image 9 which shows a seat frame completely stripped. Please see following paragraphs for a more detailed description of their construction. Dimensions: The handmade production has led to subtle differences in overall dimension between the two chairs. Chair 1 : 32.9 " wide X 32.9" deep X 33.1" high ; seating height 14.57" 83.5cm wide x 83.5cm deep x 84cm high ; sating height ; 37cm Chair 2: 32.1" wide X 33.66" deep X 32.28" high x seating height 14.57" 81.5cm wide x 85.5cm deep x 82cm high: seating height 37cm Regarding the chair's construction, the main seat frame is clearly an artisan production in wood, complete with wedges and exquisite steam formed, compound curvature, side panels in a masonite type material. The main wood structure of the seat is combined with supporting enameled steel strengthening members and leg frame, a production detail usually found in Italian chairs from the early-mid-1950s such as the early Zanuso 'lady' and 'senior; chairs which in the very early years of production had artisan crafted seat frames in wood before production switched to the use of welded pressed steel frames. Provenance : Private italian collection. The upholstery on these chairs has been completely renovated including new high quality latex foam (hard to find today), new seat support webbing and new high quality Danish Kvadrat 'Hallingdal 65' wool fabric designed by Nana Ditzel. We have left the enameled steel legs completely original , they are in nice condition and help to maintain the vintage appeal and authenticity of the chairs. We have photo documentation of the entire restoration process including photos of the chairs before restoration still in their original fabric.  

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The upholstery has been completely renovated including new latex foam throughout, new seat support webbing and new high quality, Danish Kvadrat wool 'Hallingdal 65' fabric. The enameled steel legs have been left in original condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33.08 in. x W 32.88 in. x D 32.88 in.

    H 84 cm x W 83.5 cm x D 83.5 cm

  • Seat height
    14.57 in. (37 cm)
  • Seller location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU93019636331

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