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Very Rare Original 'Tripolina' Chairs by Joseph Fendy for Paolo Viganò, Signed

$4,500

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An extremely rare set of the 'Tripolina' folding chair designed by Joseph B. Fenby. The Tripolina chair was made from prior to WWII by the firm of Viganò in Tripoli, Libya, for the expatriate Italian market as a camping chair of great stability in the sand and made from local wood and camel or cow hide. The Italian firm of Viganò clearly stamped their products on the rear of the hides with their large "Paolo Viganò Tripoli" oval seal. This first folding chair from the late 19th century, 1881, inspired a lot of designers, of which the best known example is the 'Butterfly chair' by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy. This pair of chairs are in completely original condition and have a beautiful patina. The leather seats are stamped with the original oval Paolo Viganò Tripoli logo. Beautiful antique chairs in a very good general condition and without doubt truly To be called museum pieces.

Details

  • Creator
    Joseph Fendy (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40.56 in. (103 cm)Width: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Leather,Wood,Woodwork
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920's
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU93004471173

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