Beautiful organic shaped hand woven rattan/pouf designed by the Italian designer Franco Albini in 1951. Note that this is an original piece and not the production by Sika Design.CONDITION: The wood finish is in e xcellent original condition with patinas and characters (see pictures). FEATURES: Hand woven and sustainable. Rattan is one of the fastest growing materials for furniture production as it regenerates within 5-7 years. 25W × 25D × 17H. A renown Italian architect and designer.
Through Franco Albini's creations, the modern furniture design merged the Italian traditional artisanship with the new forms of modernism. Albini used raw, inexpensive materials. He exploited the very skilled Italian craftsmanship.This also meant an elegant design based on a minimalist aesthetic. In 1928 Albini designed the now-iconic "Albini Desk", combining steel, glass and wood with a striking minimalistic balance, and introduced by Knoll in 1949. In 1950 he designed the famous and fashionable "Margherita" and "Gala" chairs, made of woven cane.
In 1952 he created the "Fiorenza" armchair for Arflex; in 1955 the "Luisa" chair; in 1956 the "Rocking chaise" for Poggi. In the 1960s he worked on industrial design as well as important architectural projects. In 1961 he designed the Rome Rinascente building. Three years later he designed with Franca Helg and Bob Noorda the Milan Metro Line 1 subway stations, and from 1969 also Milan Metro Line 2 subway stations.
In 1964 the television set he created for Brionvega was displayed at the Milan Triennial XIII. In the same year, he created various lamps for Arteluce. Albini obtained three Compasso d'Oro awards, the most prestigious Italian design prize.The item "Original 1951 Franco Albini Hand Woven Italian Rattan Ottoman Large" is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism".house" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Cayman islands.