1960s Plona Folding Armchair in Red acrylic


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1960s Plona Folding Armchair in Red acrylic

Pair of iconic space age folding Plona armchairs designed by Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli - Aluminium and red acrylic. In very good vintage condition. Wear commensurate with age and use.

Dimension : 27 in.Hx27 in.Wx21 in.D 69 cmHx69 cmWx53 cmD • Seat height 15.75 in. (40 cm)

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.

Italian design company Castelli began dates from 1877 when EttoreCastelli founded a small workshop in Bologna. In 1939, the firm was renamed AnonimaCastelli and began producing modern office furniture for which the brand is best known on the vintage market. It is recognized as one of the foremost manufacturers of Italian design of the 20th century and as the producer of the iconic Plia Chair.


circa 1969

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