Offering this rare pair (2 chairs) of red injection mold plastic children's chair by Richard Sapper & Marco Zanuso for Kartell. Sapper and Zanuso are two world renown designers who conceived these kid's chairs for Kartell. This is model K1340; circa 1964. This chair won the following notable awards.
Prize Compasso d'Oro 1964. Prize Grand Prix at the International Plastics Exhibition London 1965. An example of this chair design is included in the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Condition: Very good original, vintage condition; remains fully functional. No cracks or breaks; no obvious fading.
Light wear consistent with age and "play" use. Scuffs to plastic throughout as expected with play, stacking and storage - primarily in the channels where chair legs stack onto each other and on legs but visible elsewhere.
One chair leg has two small screw holes rear bottom of leg - not sure why. The chairs stack on each other by applying pressure but, to avoid any potential damage, I will not force. Measures approximately 19½ h × 10½ w × 10½ d in (50 × 27 × 27 cm). This piece has been attributed based on archival documentation, such as vintage catalogs, designer records, or other literature sources.
Zanuso's most internationally successful design, the K4999 (earlier K1340) for Kartell, also turns out to be the one that most exemplifies his holistic, research-driven approach. His recount of the intensive path that led from the Lambda to the K4999 in "Design and Society" makes plain just how meticulous he could be: The formal and structural implications of this concept.
Required more than 50 prototypes to develop it to the point of industrial production. In connection with a commission to design classroom furniture for the city of Milan, the designer had already been experimenting with a scaled-down stacking version of the Lambda for elementary schools.
As they were looking for alternatives to sheet metal, a material inappropriate for this particular application, a notable drop in the price of polyethylene on the expiration of international patents opened up completely new possibilities. This new material, in turn, led to a rethinking of the formal and structural characteristics of the chair and, consequently, to much additional research. The final result, the Child's Chair, surprised even them; because of the various stacking possibilities they had developed as a result of structural requirements imposed by the use of polyethylene, they had created a chair that was also a toy, which would stimulate a child's fantasy in his construction of castles, towers, trains, and slides. At the same time, it was indestructible, and soft enough that it could not harm anyone, yet too heavy to be thrown.
It represented the very first structural application of polyethylene plastic in furniture. My low opening price is not representative of item value.
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