Plia Folding Chair Set by Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli, 1960's Italy

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Vintage Midcentury Modern Italian Design PLIA Folding Chair set of 6 by Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli, Italy 1960's. First published at the milan furniture fair of 1967. Black metal frame with clear seat and back. Foldable chairs. 3 have their original glide supports at the metal base bottom. 3 have lost these. All chairs are in good condition with normal wear for their age. Each chair measures 47cm x 74cm x 44cm - seat hight 45cm.

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Giancarlo Piretti was born in Bologna in 1940. After studying fine arts at the Academy in Bologna, he started working as interior designer for Anonima Castelli, designing products both for home and office use, as well as for the community. In 1969 he conceived Plia, one of the company's all-time landmarks, an iconic example of “made in Italy” design.
Over the years, he was awarded the “Compasso d’oro adi” twice: for the Vertebra seating system - designed together with Emilio Ambasz - and for the Piretti collection, launched in 1988.