CL9 ribbon chairs x 2
Pair of rare CL9 ribbon chairs by Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi. Inside or out, these cantilevered chairs are guaranteed to draw comment.
Designed / launched by whom/when: Italian architects Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi released the CL9 ribbon chair in 1961. Designed at their studio in Modena, a supplier of unique and interesting interior objects during the 60s including the ‘dondola’ a fibreglass rocking chair on permanent exhibit at MOMA New York.
Inspiration: The use of fibreglass as a furniture material was economically viable in Italy during the 1960s. It was appreciated by Leonardi and Stagi for being corrosive-proof, of high strength and excellent in appearance. Production ceased following the 1973 oil crisis.
Fabrication: A singular ‘ribbon’ of fibreglass with a white high gloss paint finish, cantilevered on a triangular, chromed tubular steel base.
Hidden Features: The cantilever provides a subtle springiness.
Design Consigned Stylist: Poolside ‘Palm Springs’ perfection or inside as sculptural seating.
Design Consigned Collector: Authentic originals made in Italy.
Priced as a pair.
- Dimensions: H64cm W100cm D72cm
- Condition: 4/5
- Cesare Leonardi