Vintage Minimalist Italian Black Leather Scissor Chair by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, 1980s



This heavy and solid but at the same time elegant Timeless chair was designed by Antonio Citterio for the Italian Flexform manufacture during the 1980s. This chair has a chromed steel X-shaped frame over which black natural leather has been stretched. This impeccably crafted chair is a postmodern interpretation of a Mid-Century classic modern style.

Antonio Citterio was born in 1950 in Meda. He is an Italian architect and furniture designer. In 1972, he obtained a degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano, and then began working as a designer and consultant for industrial design. From 1987 to 1996, he collaborated with Terry Dwan, designing buildings in Europe and Japan. In 2000, together with Patricia Viel, he founded Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel – an interdisciplinary practice of architecture and interior design. The company operates internationally, developing complex projects on all scales in cooperation with a network of specialized consultants. In 1987 and 1994, Antonio Citterio was awarded the Compasso d’Oro award. In 2006-2016 he was a professor of design at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland. In 2008, he was awarded the title of Honorary Royal Designer by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London.

Flexform is an Italian company based in Meda, Italy, in the center of the La Brianza furniture manufacturing district. Founded in 1959 by the Galimberti brothers, the company designs, manufactures and sells furniture and accessories for residential and public interiors. All production still takes place exclusively in Italy in order to keep the Made in Italy product in its original shape.

This chair is in original vintage condition with visible scratches, wrinkles and cracks in the leather. It has a natural patina. The seat is 38 cm high.

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