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Unique Studio Simon Oil Barrel Chair



Impossible to find avant garde piece by Studio Simon, Italy. A dark blue steel oil drum cut diagonally and upholstered with a foam filled seat that is attached to the drum by a leather belt. In all original unrestored condition. Marked at the bottom of the seat. Design Museum piece! Studio Simon was established by Dino Gavina (1922-2007), who began his career work on stage set design. He was convinced that design needed to be both modern and richly poetic, and soon began to gain support from many of the country's leading designers and architects: "fathers of the country", as he jokingly refers to them, including Carlo Scarpa, Enzo Mari, Marcel Breuer, to name but a few. His work in those years was an important starting point for what then came to be known as Italian Style, and has since come to stand for top quality, giving Italian design the prestigious reputation that it still enjoys today throughout the whole world.


  • Creator
    Studio Simon (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 23.63 in (60 cm)Depth: 35.44 in (90 cm)Seat Height: 14.97 in (38 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.
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU931429469312

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