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Kartell Nihau Chair by Vico Magistretti, Created by one of the masters of Italian design.Nihau is a chair with a simple, essential, but at the same time refined and trendy design.
- Its shape is reminiscent of a butterfly's body, flexible, light, elegant, in delicate colours.
- Its simplicity and minimalist lines are the basic ingredients of this project.
- The seat is in polypropylene and is available in a wide range of delicate shades.
- The structure is in narrow chromed steel tubing, with articulated feet.
- Apart from the design, the careful attention to construction details also makes Nihau a refined and elegant chair.
- It will be the protagonist of the most exclusive homes, fitting in perfectly with both classic and the more trendy decors.
- Materials - structure in steel tubing, seat in mass coloured modified propylene.
- Only one left.
Frame:tubular chromed steel
shell: smooth batch-dyed polypropylene
- Size Description
Height 80 cm (31.2″)
Seating height 45 cm (17.6″)
Wide 49 cm (19.1″)
Deep 60 cm (23.4″)
- Color Description
Vico Magistretti was born in 1920, in Milan. After taking his architecture degree in 1945, he immediately joined his father Piergiulio's firm. During the war, he met both Gio Ponti, at the Regio Politecnico, and Ernesto N. Rogers in Switzerland. In the post-war period he was actively involved in the reconstruction, both on the theoretical side through the MSA (Movement for Architectural Studies), of which he was one of the founders, and on the practical side with projects for INA-Casa and QT8. He also actively participated in the Milan Triennial Exhibitions, as supervisor of various sections, as well as winning a gold medal in the 9th edition of 1951, and the Grand Prize (Granpremio) in the 10th edition of 1954. Among his most important architectural work in Milan during this period we can cite the Torre al Parco (1953-56), the Corso Europa office building (1955-57) and the Piazzale Aquilea building (1962-64). There followed a number of villas, including Arosio house in Arenzano (1958), Schubert villa in Ello (1960), Bassetti house in Azzate (1960) and Gardella house in Arenzano (1953). Finally, the apartment building at Piazza San Marco in Milan dates back to 1969-1971. His more recent work includes: the Milan Faculty of Biology (1978-81), Tanimoto house in Tokyo (1985) and the Famagosta Bus Depot in Milan (1989). A prolific designer, he won the price ''Compasso d'Oro'' in 1967 for the Artemide Eclisse lamp, in 1979 for the Oluce Atollo lamp and for the Cassina Maralunga sofa. He also produced designs for De Padova, Fritz Hansen, Campeggi, Fontana Arte, Fredericia and Kartell. Since 1967 he has been a member of the San Luca Academy and the London Royal College of Art, where he was also visiting professor.