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The symbol of a new era focused on plastic: this is how the 1967 Plia chair was received when it was published at the Milan Furniture Fair. On the occasion of the fair, the chair proved so popular that many visitors left the stand taking the floor models (without permission...) The unorthodox compliment resulted in the chairs being tied down with a chain.
With the Plia seat the designer Giancarlo Piretti revolutionized the concept of a folding chair and his study on the "3-disk pivot" is considered a stroke of genius. The combination of a steel and polypropylene frame has paved the way for the Plia chair that has become a cult object.
- Giancarlo Piretti, Italy c.1967
- Polypropylene, Painted Steel
- Made in Italy
- Height 751mm / 29.6"
- Depth 508mm / 20"
- Width 469mm / 18.5"
- Weight 5.5kg / 12.1lbs
Giancarlo Piretti was born in Bologna in 1940. After studying fine arts at the academy in Bologna, he started working as interior designer for Anonima Castelli, designing products both for home and office use, as well as for the community. In 1969 he conceived Plia, one of the company's all-time landmarks, an iconic example of “made in Italy” design. Over the years, he was awarded the “Compasso d’Oro Adi” twice: for the Vertebra Seating System - designed together with Emilio Ambasz - and for the Piretti Collection, launched in 1988.
Anonima Castelli was established in 1877 by Ettore Castelli as a cabinetry workshop.
Following a gradual change over the years, between the 1960s and 1980s the company started one of the most enterprising and innovative projects in the world, working together with leading figures of italian and international design to create a series of iconic products still in production today.