Paso Doble Low Chair, Set of 2Price: $1,618.00
Design by Stefano Giovannoni, 2009.
Made in Italy by Magis.
With an eye for structure and simplicity, designer Stefano Giovannoni created the Paso Doble series of seating elements. His inspiration: the paso doble, a dramatic Spanish dance based on a toreador's movements. The generously sized, comfortable Paso Doble Low Chair combines a sturdy aluminum frame with a flexible suspended fabric seat and backrest. The arms and crosspieces are constructed in die-cast aluminum painted in polyester powder Black or White or polished Aluminum. Seat options are available in polyester-vinyl polymer fabric, or in polyester-vinyl polymer and polyester-cotton fabric, or in leather. Seat back and leg support with gentle curves provide supportive low seating.
Select from 9 seat/frame combinations.
Sold in sets of 2.
Material(s): Aluminum (painted or polished) with polyester-vinyl polymer fabric, polyester-vinyl polymer and polyester-cotton fabric or leather
Dimensions: 27.8" H x 29.7" D x 26" W x 14.6" SH
Designer: Stefano Giovannoni
Born in La Spezia, 1954, Stefano Giovannoni graduated in Architecture in Florence in 1978 and lives and works in Milan. Since 1979 he has taught and done research at the Florence Faculty of Architecture; he is master-professor at Domus Academy in Milan and at the Università del Progetto in Reggio Emilia. He has been invited for workshops at the Royal College of Art in London, at the Academy O. Kochoska in Wien, at the Hochschule der Bildenden Kunst in Saarbrücken and at the Design Quest in Osaka. Giovannoni works as an industrial and interior designer and architect and has worked with companies including Alessi, Flos, Magis, Seiko, Pulsar, Cappellini, Kankyo, and Saab. In 1991 he designed the Italian Pavillon at the exhibition Les Capitales Europeennes du nouveau design at the Centre Georges Pompidou.View other products by Stefano Giovannoni
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