Revers 1902 by Andrea Branzi for Cassina

Revers 1902 by Andrea Branzi for Cassina

A design of 1993. I took this photo September 24, 2011 in the Milan Triennale Design Museum

The plain aluminum frame is reduced in thickness and form. The design of this chair expands into two rich volutes produced by a continuous strip of bent beechwood that serves as the back and armrest. So if the part in metal first glance reminds one of a functionalist stool, the wooden part evokes the classical forms of a comfortable armchair, hollowed out so that just the outline remains. The coldness of the metal and the warmth of the bent wood, designed with a poetic all-encompassing image: The result of this union is an object that seems to be balanced between the two worlds of tradition and modernity and plays on the contrast between natural and artificial materials. The careful detailing is reflected in the small features that make this chair highly original, like the bifurcation which supports the back and its transition to the metal leg which, overall, appears to be rotated 45 degrees from normal.

Milan Triennal Design Museum – 03

Update: Found another one

Found Icons has one for sale for Euro 900,-

Bench by Andrea Branzi

Bench by Andrea Branzi

Lot 79 Bench, 2008

Painted MDF, natural birch, truncated logs. 88 x 180 x 60 cm (34 5/8 x 70 7/8 x 23 5/8 in) Produced for Galleria Clio Calvi Rudy Volpi, Italy. From the “Domestic Animals” series. Number one from the edition of eight. Underside signed in marker with “Andrea Branzi 1 / “.

ESTIMATE £8,000-12,000

not sold.

Via Phillips de Pury.