"Capitello" Chairs by Studio 65 For Sale
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"Capitello" Chairs by Studio 65


The "Capitello" became an international cult object in 1972 with the landmark MOMA exhibition, "Italy : The New Domestic Landscape". An early peek at what would come to be called Post-Modernism, the "Capitello" chair was designed by the extraordinarily witty Piero Gilardi and Studio 65 and manufactured by the company Gufram, in Turin, Italy. A masterpiece of Pop Art, the "Capitello" is both a serious piece of sculpture and a sophisticated joke. Thus the top of a Classical Greek column is taken entirely out of context to be used as a chair, while the seemingly hard and cold surface is in fact very soft and flexible. It looks like weathered stone, until you sink into it. Original, early examples of the "Capitello" -- made in soft, membrane-covered foam (as opposed to the hard plastic reissues of more recent production) -- are now very rare indeed. I have two available for sale. One is in very good condition, the other needs some restoration. The pair of "Capitello" chairs is priced at $9,000. Also available individually, at $6000 for the better example, and $3000 for the one in need of restoration.


  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Some wear, none of it objectionable.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 31.5 in. x W 43 in. x D 44 in.

    H 80.01 cm x W 109.22 cm x D 111.76 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
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