Grandi Maestri / Contemporanei


Franco Albini , 1951

In the post-war period, Albini experimented with the use of simple and low-cost materials, such as rattan. Margherita, 1951, is the first 'legless' armchair of Italian design. Made with a structure composed of sixty canes of Indian cane, four malacca crossbows, and a foam rubber cushion covered with fabric, this creation earned a Gold Medal at the IX Triennale di Milano. It represents one of the milestones of Italian design and one of the most famous creations of the great master of rationalism, Franco Albini, who made it in collaboration with Gino Colombini 1951.

Museum Exhibitions:
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
MoMA, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Donated on the occasion of the Exhibition 45 years of Design, 1983
Triennale Design Museum

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Technical data

Malacca Structure bent by hand with fire. Hand woven in Indian rattan cane. Cushion in polyurethane foam with removable cover. Available in all lack finish.

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Bonacina 1889
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