Gastone Rinaldi P16 armchairs in bouclé wool - 1950s
DESCRIPTIONRare set of six armchairs, P16, design Gastone Rinaldi, Rima Padova 1950. Early post-modern Italian design armchairs by Gastone Rinaldi. His 1950s design pieces are very rare and quite sought after. Newly upholstered in white bouclé wool. We have two sets of 6 chairs available.
In 1948, together with his brother Giorgio, he took over from his father in managing the business. He met Gio Ponti and in 1950 he designed the chairs (DU10 and DU11) for the Hospital Section of the IX Milan Triennial. At the same Triennial, the DU9 chair was also presented. Domus published his creations regularly. In 1952, he attended the XXX Milano Fair in the section curated by Alberto Rosselli, Ettore Sottsass, and Marco Zanuso. The armchairs for the Piccolo Theatre of Milan followed, with Zanuso. In 1954, he won the Compasso d’Oro for the chair DU30. He participated with Ponti, Parisi, De Carli, and Gardella in the American adventure of Altamira, one of the first companies across the ocean to call Italian designers. He, therefore, worked with Carlo Mollino on the chairs for the Molinette Hospital of Turin. In 1957, the armchair DU41 won the silver medal at the XI Triennial. However, the internal relations within RIMA became complex and in 1974 Rinaldi established Thema. In 1978, he obtained a nomination for the Compasso d’Oro for the armchair Arianna and in 1981 another for the folding chair Dafne. Thema closed in 1989, Gastone Rinaldi died in Padua on 02 March 2006.
Steel, Wool, Bouclé
W 61 cm, D 66 cm, H 78 cm, SH 44.5 cm
Continental US€ 1350
Rest of worldPrice upon request
Local pickupFree of charge