Building up an icon (mass produced) – Part #11 » FIORENZA Armchair designed by Franco Albini (1952)
The Fiorenza Armchair designed by Franco Albini in 1952 was used as an image of foam rubber’s potential, which at that time was the most technologically advanced material used in upholstered furniture. The Fiorenza armchair – put in production by Arflex in 1952, is the development of an armchair that Franco Albini drew in 1939 and which was realized in little samples of artisan production. The model went through various versions during the decades, thanks to its special design and characteristic; Fiorenza is still a very comfortable chair with an ergonomic sitting posture for chatting, snoozing or reading. Fiorenza is comparable to a traditional, high-back bergère. Solid beechwood frame, walnut colored. Seat and backrest structure in solid pinewood, covered with stress-resistant, differentiated density polyurethane foam. Metal armrests covered with injection molded polyurethane foam.
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 7:11 pm at 391 × 354