Golden Magistretti Karma Chair

Golden Magistretti Karma Chair Front

Golden Magistretti Karma Chair Back

Golden Magistretti Karma Chair Sideview

Golden Magistretti Karma Chair

“Let’s start the week with featuring a Golden Chair” I thought and picked one of my Golden Chair Pinterest Board: The Golden Magistretti Karma Chair by Basel, Switzerland based Okay Art. Actually it is a gilded Selene Chair by Vico Magistretti.

Renaissance by Recycling

Okayart turns old design furniture into new and novel creations.

Unfortunately, not all pieces of furniture requiring repairs may be restored to their original condition. And as we do not want to sell ruins and throwing them away would be a shame, we prefer creating something new by way of novel combinations.

Okayart professionally restores defective furniture to once again render them functional. We then select other materials – for instance precious gold leaf combined with cloths from England and Scotland – and send these refurbished pieces of design furniture into a new orbit. We gift them, so to say, with a new karma.

In this manner, we are creating original, limited-edition, and unique pieces (collectors should watch out!) that can turn into much noticed attention getters.

Monobloc Chair: Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti

Stacking Chair Universale by Joe Colombo
Stacking Chair Universale by Joe Colombo
Photo by Midcentury Modern ZA

Selene Chair by Vico Magistretti (Photo Designboom)

What’s the world’s most famous chair?

The anonymous, cheap, light-weight, portable, waterproof, stackable, easy to clean, plastic patio chair, manufactured from one (ca. 2 kilogram) piece of polypropylene in a single process, or the Monobloc Plastic Chair, produced in millions

In a post Designboom describes the history of the (in)famous monobloc: After Joe Colombo designed the first all plastic chair, Stacking Chair Universale, a chair with two types of add on legs to make its hight adjustable, the Selene Chair by Vico Magistretti was the first all plastic chair in one piece.

Designboom should know, as its co founder Birgit Lohmann, worked for Vico as his personal design assistant for 15 years.