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Gecchelin Fiberglass Leather Black Italian Swivel Armchair for Busnelli, 1970s

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Amazing midcentury lounge chair in leather black, fibreglass and chromed metal. This fantastic and rare item was designed in 1972 by Bruno Gecchelin for Busnelli, comes in its original black leather upholstery. This leather seating is held by a fibreglass shell, which rotates on a chromed steel base. This steel base has great light and architectural meaning which creates a lovely contrast with the other shapes and materials used for this piece. The chair slightly swivels for extra comfort and it is the perfect setting solution for an office or a living room. Bruno Gecchelin was born in Milan in 1939. In 1962 he developed studies and research on compact gas and refrigerators for Indesit and began designing furnishing elements for Gruppo Industrial Busnelli. In the same period, he joined the design office of Olivetti di Ivrea, directed by Ettore Sottsass and based in Milan. He stayed there for about fifteen years designing machines and electronic terminals as well as office furniture Several international prizes including BIO Ljubljana, IF product design award in Hannover and three Compasso d'Oro Award: the first in 1989 for the series of commercials Spark production IGuzzini Illuminazione, the second in 1991 for the heat pump AGH 171 New production Aermec-Riello and the third in 2004 for Fratelli Guzzini's Latina juicer. Measures (cms): Height - 84 Width - 93 Depth - 113.


  • Creator
    Busnelli (Manufacturer),Bruno Gecchelin (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.08 in. (84 cm)Width: 36.62 in. (93 cm)Depth: 44.49 in. (113 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3067324831392

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