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Achille Salvagni

Milano, Contemporary Lounge Chair

Italy, 2021

SAL 138


Medium: Bronze detail, 24ct gold, lacquered parchment, sheepskin

Dimensions: 28.5 in high x 31.5 in wide x 39.5 in deep

The Milano chair is an exercise in geometry with only three support cradles in lacquered parchment. Set upon this solid base are a luxurious ovoid back and a generous round seat, which, in concert, provide support and comfort in ample measure.

The chair is Salvagni’s portrait of the famed Italian city. Originally founded as a group of three Roman settlements (portrayed by the chair's three squared supports), eventually Milan expanded into the city we know today with its almost circular geographical spread around the original citadel (illustrated by the circular form of the seat of Salvagni's chair). Creatively speaking, Milan occupies a unique position within Europe, famed for its architecture, fashion, and industrial design, museum and gallery culture, music, food, sport and education, it brings huge numbers of people together to create, celebrate and enjoy its rich history.

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