Giancarlo Piretti

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Set de 4 chaises Plia

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Giancarlo Piretti (g. 1940)

Set de 4 chaises Plia

Acier tubulaire ovale, matière plastique transparente Cellidor

H: 75cm L: 47cm P: 48cm

Castelli, Bologne, Italie, 1969

 

La chaise pliante et empilable Plia est l’œuvre la plus célèbre du designer italien Giancarlo Piretti. Pour la conception de la chaise entre 1967 et 1969, Piretti s’est concentré sur le mécanisme de pliage qui était tout à fait révolutionnaire à son époque. Une base articulée, formée de trois cadres métalliques, assure la jonction entre le dossier, les pieds et l’assise et leur permet de prendre une forme compacte, d’à peine cinq centimètres d’épaisseur après avoir été pliés. Plusiers chaises peuvent être empilées en position dépliée. Légèreté, flexibilité et précision technique sont les qualités évidentes de ce siège.

Le modèle Plia représente la réalisation de la “conception démocratique “, il est exposé dans la section du design du MoMA à New York.

La chaise est toujours en production.

 

 

Giancarlo Piretti

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, 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. 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 is still in production.

In the late-1970s, Piretti worked with Argentine architect-designer Emilio Ambasz on several award-winning designs. From 1984 to 1986 Piretti worked for Castilia, a firm that was part of the Castelli group, that specialized in the production of home furniture characterized by functional and aesthetic systems.

In 1988, Piretti revealed The Piretti Collection in Chicago, which included over 50 different office chairs and seating styles. It is still manufactured by various licensees around the world. The collection was designed to respond to the specific needs of each individual user.

Today, Piretti lives and works in Bologna with his son, designer Alessandro Piretti.