Giancarlo Piretti

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4 Plia stoelen

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Giancarlo Piretti (g. 1940)

set van 4 Plia stoelen 

Verchroomde stalen buizen, transparant Cellidor

H: 75cm B: 47cm D: 48cm

Castelli, Bologna, Italië, 1969

De Plia stapelbare plooistoel is het bekendste werk van de Italiaanse ontwerper Giancarlo Piretti. Bij het ontwerpen van de Plia tussen 1967 en 1969, was Piretti vooral gericht op het klapmechanisme. In plaats van de gebruikelijke zes scharnieren, besloot hij het hele mechanisme te laten rusten op twee scharnieren aan weerszijden van de zitting. Wanneer de stoel is gevouwen, wordt hij uiterst plat, in deze stand is hij slechts vijf centimeter dik. In uitgeklapte stand kunnen verscheidene stoelen worden gestapeld. De zitting en rugleuning van transparante Cellidor hebben geschroefd en verchroomde stalen randen. Het model Plia vertegenwoordigt de realisatie van het “democratische ontwerp” en wordt tentoongesteld in de design sector van het MoMA in New York. De stoel is nog steeds in productie.

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.