Impressive Fiberglass ‘Girasole’ Chair by Luciano Frigerio
Beautiful Space Age ‘Girasole’ chair in excellent condition.
Designed by Luciano Frigerio in the 1960s.
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Beautiful Space Age ‘Girasole’ chair in excellent condition. Designed by Luciano Frigerio in the 1960s. The chair consists of a fiberglass half sphere which is lacquered white. The sphere rests on a black lacquered fiberglass ring which enables it to move in every direction and angle. The chair is reupholstered in a high quality faux leather in a cognac color. The upholstery is formed in the chape of a flower. That's why the chair is called ‘Girasole’ which is Italian for sunflower.
Luciano Frigerio was born in Desio in 1928, where his Father Giovanni set up a small workshop of highly crafted cabinet making in 1889, Luciano attended the junior school at the Collegio Paola di Rosa in Desio. Luciano Frigerio completed his technical and administrative studies at the Pio XI College, gaining his diploma of Accounting, while at the same time cultivating and combining his two great passions, which he had had since his adolescence of designing furniture and composing music. Already in the 1960s it was common to order specialized reading material and magazines focused on the sector from the States. Frequent visits to prestigious craftsmen’s studios like Canturine, where he often met Masters like Gio’ Ponti, Franco Albini, Carlo De Carli and Tapio Wirkkala, brought about the transformation of his small family business into a company which was oriented to the International market (Frigerio di desio).
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