Pair of Office Chairs by Ettore SOTTSASS & Hans von KLIER, 1969
Pair of Office Chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier. Italy, Design Centre (Poltronova), 1969.
An original set of the 'PROGRESS' swivel chairs. Yellow leatherette upholstery, frame in cast aluminium with casters. Good vintage condition and super rare. Received the Italian SMAU Industrial Design Award in 1970. Seat height 48 cm.
Ettore Sottsass (14 September 1917 – 31 December 2007). Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. Sottsass Associati, primarily an architectural practice, also designed elaborate stores and showrooms for Esprit, identities for Alessi, exhibitions, interiors, consumer electronics in Japan and furniture of all kinds. The studio was based on the cultural guidance of Ettore Sottsass and the work conducted by its many young associates, who often left to open their own studios.
Literature: DOMUS from 1969, No. 480.