A pair of cantilever chairs by Franco Albini for Tecta at VNTG
At Phillips today this ‘Fiorenza’ armchair by Franco Albini in auction with an estimate of £5,000 – 7,000.
Franco Albini Wing Chair
At a recent Wright auction this Franco Albini Wing Chair or Tre Pezzi lounge chair fetched $5,625.
Franco Albini (1949/55)
It took almost fifteen years to develop a final version able to meet all the Masterâ€™s demands. The purity of the composition is highlighted by an increased thickness at the joints and by flush-fitting and aligning, which illustrate the expressiveness of a new language. These are the elements that make the â€œLuisaâ€ chair a piece of timeless historic value, and the winner of La Rinascente-Compasso dâ€™Oro prize in 1955.
The backrest and seat have a steel frame and polyurethane foam padding. Wood frame available in walnut stained mahogany, natural ashwood or ashwood stained slate color.
I would say this is good design: The back reclines AND the seating is angled backward AND visually the back and the back legs are in one line, so it is not likely you hit the backlegs with your toe.
Rocking chaise, model no. PS16 by Franco Albini, 1956
Walnut, bent walnut, fabric, rope. 28 x 70 1/2 x 24 3/8 in. (71.1 x 179.1 x 61.9 cm.) Manufactured by Poggi, Italy. Together with original fabric cushion.
LITERATURE Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 96