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Elettra Armchairs by Studio BBPR for Arflex in Velvet and Iron


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Pair of armchairs Model Elettra designed by Studio B.B.P.R. for the Arflex manufacture in 1953. Black metal tubular frame, seat and back upholstered in shaped polyurethane. The pair of armchairs has been upholstered in an elegant green velvet.
Elettra is an armchair with a modern and essential design. It belongs to the furniture collection created for the Milan Triennale in the 1950s to promote the furnishing of offices and public spaces. Simple lines and formal purity for an armchair resistant to the fashions and styles of the time.
The “Elettra” armchair won the gold medal for design, the “compasso d’oro,” at the 1954 Milan Triennale and enjoyed great success by ending up on the covers of the Italian design magazines of the time, “DOMUS” and “RIVISTA DELL’ARREDAMENTO.”
Domus no. 324, November 1953, cover and p. 31; G. Gramigna, Repertorio del design italiano 1950-2000 per l’arredamento domestico, Allemandi, 2003, p. 31.

BBPR’s best-known architectural project is the iconic Velasca Tower, 109 meters high and located in downtown Milan.


Height: 72 cm (28,35 in.)

Width: 60 cm (23.6 in.)

Depth: 73,5 cm (28,94 in.)

Seat High: 45 cm (17,72 in.)


Reupholstered. In good condition, the painted iron frame has light scratches from its age and use, the velvet has been refreshed

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