Pair of Eugenio Gerli Model 126 Lounge Chairs for Società Compensati Curvi, Italy 1950s

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Pair of Eugenio Gerli Model 126 Lounge Chairs for Società Compensati Curvi, Italy 1950s

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  • Dimensions

    Width: 92 cm / 36.2" | Depth: 74 cm / 29.1" | Height: 80 cm / 31.5" | Seating height: 40 cm / 15.8"

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These beautiful plywood chairs were designed in 1958 by the Italian architect Eugenio Gerli for Società Compensatie Curvi. This company, which was located in Monza at the time, specialized in manufacturing highly stylized chairs made of plywood with a modular choice offered to the customer. For example, there was a catalog showing that at that time you could choose from different types of bases and bodies.

These specific lounge chairs are made up of seven layers of glued and bent teak veneer. A special example of craftsmanship and artistry in which technique and aesthetics effortlessly come together. The body is attached to a beautiful slender black-painted metal base by means of four bolts. The considerable contrast between the base and the seating area seems to make the chair float. The opening at the back of the seat allows for an angelic light to shine on the floor. The split where the two wooden parts are eventually united is attached to the bottom with four bolts. So this is not only an eye-catching chair to look at, but it is also very sturdy to use. These are two beautiful specimens that have been little affected over the years when we talk about their condition. A small chip is visible at the opening of one of the chairs and there are diffuse scratches on the frames. You can also see the metal through the paint in small places, but this really does not detract from the dazzling class and appearance of these Italian eye-catchers

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Joel Telpner

Customer - Denver USA
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This bar is amazing. Beautiful and exactly as described. A custom crate (which was a work of art itself) was built in order to ship the piece to the U.S. The bar arrived in perfect condition without a scratch. I will say that take the crate apart was not easy and was a two-person job. But worth it in the end

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Shawn Henderson

Interior Designer - New York USA
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Table arrived very well crated, seller made process seamless.

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