Design by Vico Magistretti, 2005.
Made in Italy by Kartell.
The work of one of the great masters of Italian design, Nihau Chair is refined and incredibly chic with a simple, minimalist design. Its butterfly silhouette is flexible, light, elegant and delicately colored. With a support structure consisting of slim tubes in chromed steel, the form is slender and curvaceous allowing for a delicate, yet strong finish. The polypropylene seat is available in a wide range of colors. Stacks 4 high.
Material(s): Smooth polypropylene, chrome-plated steel
Designer: Vico Magistretti
(1920 - 2006)
Vico Magistretti was an Italian industrial designer, known as a furniture designer and architect. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1945 and became a follower of Ernesto Nathan Rogers. He initially worked in urban design in Milan. In the 1950s he moved into the field of mass-produced furniture and lamps working for companies such as Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Schiffini and others.
Vico Magistretti's works have been shown in some of the most important museums in Europe, the United States, and Japan and are included in many permanent exhibitions around the world. He received many awards, including the Gold Medal at the 1951 Trienniale, the Grand Prix at the 1954 Trienniale, two Compasso d'Oro awards in the years 1967 and 1979 as well as the Gold Medal of the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in 1986.View other products by Vico Magistretti
Founded in 1949, Kartell has been a leader in modern furniture, interior design items, and lighting for over 60 years. From its choice of cutting edge technologies, to its use of innovative and certified thermoplastic materials, the brand has revolutionized the use of plastics in modern furnishings. Their bold and charismatic designs are 100% Italian made, multifunctional, cross-sectional, easy to use, and possess an undeniable visual appeal. Colors, transparency effects, and unique shapes all define a signature Kartell product. Employing some of the most recognizable modern furniture designers of our time, Kartell is able to harmoniously blend functionality, style, durability, and modern appeal.
In its 60 years of activity, Kartell has won an enviable string of prestigious international awards, including nine Compasso d’Oro prizes (the most recent awarded to the Mobil Chest of Drawers in 1995 and the Bubble Club Sofa in 2001). In 2000, the Guggenheim Museum dubbed the Kartell Museum the "best industrial museum".View other products from Kartell
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