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Online Auction #266M Mid Century Estate Liquidation Broadview Hts, OH (Closed #40517493)

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1960's Giancarlo Piretti Lucite Folding Chairs

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1960s Italian Amber Lucite and Chrome "Plia" Folding Chairs  Made in Italy, by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli in beautiful condition. A set of these chairs sell for $936.00. Companion piece in lot #2. 

Giancarlo Piretti's folding chair Plia has become a part of design history. With its 3-disc hinge, "Plia" was influential in framing the term "Italian Design". Italian interior and industrial designer Giancarlo Piretti was born in 1940 in Bologna. He obtained his teaching degree in drawing at the Art Institute of Bologna (dates unknown), and continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1960. From 1963 until 1970, he taught interior design at the Art Institute of Bologna. Sometime in the 1960s, Piretti also joined Italian design company Castelli as an interior designer, creating home furniture and office furnishings. During his twelve years at Castelli, Piretti obtained numerous industrial patents for his designs, which were mostly chairs. Piretti’s work for Castelli garnered the company an international reputation in furniture design. His most well-known design is the plastic folding Plia Chair (1968), which has sold over seven million copies since 1969 and is still in production. It won the BIO 5 distinction and the SMAU prize at the Ljubljana Biennial in 1971, Germany’s Gute Form prize in 1973, and can be found in permanent collections in various museums world-wide, including Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia and the United States.

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  • Condition Very Good
  • Size 19 x 18 1/2 x 20
  • Location Zone Two wall
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  • Lot # 001
  • System ID # 40617908
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