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Luigi Massoni Poltrona Frau Dressing Vanity Cabinet Stool Faux Fur Mobile, 1970s
Luigi Massoni for Poltrona Frau, a rare, Space Age, mobile, capsule dressing or vanity cabinet and matching stool in navy faux fur, 1970s An iconic design from the 1970s and a really fun, funky, dressing table that will liven up any interior and is also really practical as it is mobile and can be closed when not in. It is in fabulous original condition. When closed the cabinet forms a circular, faux fur capsule. It opens with chrome handles on the original hinges into two sections. The left half of the capsule is fitted with spotlights in the top corners and has three canted mirrors to give three viewing perspectives above a fitted table with an open storage area below. The right half of the capsule is fitted with spotlights in the top corners with two glass shelves below above a fitted table with a drawer in the frieze and a storage area below. This is a rare model with a metallic gold interior. Standing on large, heavy duty castors. The mobile stool echos the design, in two parts, with a wooden seat, faux fur surround, and chrome handles with castors. Recently purchased, better photographs available soon. Luigi Massoni Designer. Born in Milan in 1930; worked in Cermenate. He began his career in 1954. He has been president and head of architecture and industrial design for A&D since 1972. His clients include companies such as Poltrona Frau, since 1967; Fratelli Guzzini, since 1964; Nazareno Gabrielli, since 1969; Gallotti & Radice, since 1969. He has been editor and designer for Forme magazine since 1962. Sergio Mazza. Born in Milan in 1931, he became an architect in 1961. He works with Giualiana Gramigna on interior and industrial design. Amongst the prizes and awards he has received are a nomination for the Compasso d’Oro award for his Delta lamp for Artemide. He headed Ottagono magazine from its creation until 1988. Giuliana Gramigna. Born in Milan in 1929, she became an architect in 1961. She works with Sergio Mazza on interior and industrial design. A member of the editorial team at Ottagono until 1988. First prize at the Cedit-Piastrella d’Oro competition in 1961, awards at the XIII and XIV Milan Triennale. She is a designer for many companies, including Artemide, Bacci, Bellotti, Cinova, Gabbianelli, Krupp Italia, Olivari Quattrifoglio and, of course, Poltrona Frau. Renzo Frau founded Poltrona Frau in Turin in 1912. By the 1930s it was already a status symbol. From 1926 it was appointed supplier of the Italian Royal Family, the Savoia dynasty. From then on, it furnished all the most important houses, grand hotels, the interiors for Expo Turin 1928, and the lavish transatlantic Rex, pride of the Italian Navy.
- CreatorLuigi Massoni (Designer)
- DimensionsHeight: 55.12 in. (140 cm)Diameter: 22.05 in. (56 cm)
- StyleSpace Age (Of the Period)
- Materials and TechniquesJoineryFaux Fur
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1970
- ConditionRewired. Wear consistent with age and use.
- Seller LocationEversholt, GB
- Reference Number1stDibs: LU3867319027542
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- ShippingRates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.Ships From: Eversholt, United Kingdom
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About the Designer
Luigi Massoni (1930–2013) was one of Italy’s most prolific designers and instrumental in the growth of the country’s design industry in the postwar years through his products, advertising campaigns and journalistic work at Italian magazines. Born in Milan, Massoni trained at the Collettivo di Architettura in Milan and worked as an architect and designer as well as a freelance journalist and consultant. He was involved with many of Italy’s most influential brands, such as Poltrona Frau, Fratelli Guzzini and Alessi. Massoni was hired by Alessi, the legendary housewares and kitchen utensils manufacturer, which had been around since 1921, in the mid-1950s. In 1957, he collaborated with like-minded product designer Carlo Mazzeri on the universally renowned stainless-steel cocktail shaker 870, which, followed by other kitchen containers for the brand, was one of the first objects from Alessi that hadn’t been created in-house. Together with architect Carlo De Carli, Massoni founded a magazine called Il Mobile Italiano and later Mobilia, an association of Italian furniture makers and one of the first organizations that focused on the promotion of Italian design. In the 1960s, Massoni began to design lamps and serveware for the Guzzini group, where he also consulted on design and company communications. He designed revolutionary furnishings for the kitchen at Boffi Cucine, producing modular kitchens, cabinets without traditional handles and more. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of Luigi Massoni's table lamps, sideboards and more.
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