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Luigi Massoni Poltrona Frau Dressing Vanity Cabinet Stool Faux Fur Mobile, 1970s


Luigi Massoni Poltrona Frau Dressing Vanity Cabinet Stool Faux Fur Mobile, 1970s


Makers
Luigi Massoni
Dates
1970
Dimensions
140.00cm high (55.12 inches high)
56.00cm diameter (22.05 inches diameter)
Description / Expertise
Luigi Massoni for Poltrona Frau, a rare, Space Age, mobile, capsule dressing or vanity cabinet and matching stool in navy faux fur, 1970s

An iconic design from the 1970s and a really fun, funky, dressing table that will liven up any interior and is also really practical as it is mobile and can be closed when not in. It is in fabulous original condition.

When closed the cabinet forms a circular, faux fur capsule. It opens with chrome handles on the original hinges into two sections. The left half of the capsule is fitted with spotlights in the top corners and has three canted mirrors to give three viewing perspectives above a fitted table with an open storage area below. The right half of the capsule is fitted with spotlights in the top corners with two glass shelves below above a fitted table with a drawer in the frieze and a storage area below. Standing on large, heavy duty castors.

The mobile stool echos the design, in two parts, with a wooden seat, faux fur surround, and chrome handles with castors.

Recently purchased, better photographs available soon.

Luigi Massoni Designer. Born in Milan in 1930; worked in Cermenate. He began his career in 1954. He has been president and head of architecture and industrial design for A&D since 1972. His clients include companies such as Poltrona Frau, since 1967; Fratelli Guzzini, since 1964; Nazareno Gabrielli, since 1969; Gallotti & Radice, since 1969. He has been editor and designer for Forme magazine since 1962. Sergio Mazza. Born in Milan in 1931, he became an architect in 1961. He works with Giualiana Gramigna on interior and industrial design. Amongst the prizes and awards he has received are a nomination for the Compasso d’Oro award for his Delta lamp for Artemide. He headed Ottagono magazine from its creation until 1988. Giuliana Gramigna. Born in Milan in 1929, she became an architect in 1961. She works with Sergio Mazza on interior and industrial design. A member of the editorial team at Ottagono until 1988. First prize at the Cedit-Piastrella d’Oro competition in 1961, awards at the XIII and XIV Milan Triennale. She is a designer for many companies, including Artemide, Bacci, Bellotti, Cinova, Gabbianelli, Krupp Italia, Olivari Quattrifoglio and, of course, Poltrona Frau.

Renzo Frau founded Poltrona Frau in Turin in 1912. By the 1930s it was already a status symbol. From 1926 it was appointed supplier of the Italian Royal Family, the Savoia dynasty. From then on, it furnished all the most important houses, grand hotels, the interiors for Expo Turin 1928, and the lavish transatlantic Rex, pride of the Italian Navy.

 
Medium
Faux Fur
Origin
Italy
Condition
Good
Price
£8,000.00
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