The Ribbon-Chair by Leonardi and Stagi: a fiberglass idea

Ribbon Chair Cesare Leonardi Franca Stagi 1961

The Ribbon-Chair was designed in 1961 by Cesare Leonardi (1935) and Franca Stagi (1937-2008).

Soon after, the two architects opened a very important studio in their hometown, Modena, which from 1963 to 1984 was the source of many brilliant ideas for interior design: lamps, chairs, tables, and armchairs. Some of their works – such as the famous 1967 Dondolo, in fiberglass and polyester – are now part of the permanent collections at MoMA in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

In 1961, this gorgeous fiberglass and chromed metal chair was a stunning clue of the level of creative talent the two Italian artists would express.

June 30, 2014