Iconic / Contemporanei


Franco Albini , 1951

Awarded the gold medal at the IX Triennale, Margherita is considered to be the first "legless" armchair of Italian Design. The piece pays homage to the poor and authentic tradition of popular craftsmanship, such as that of basket weavers. Albini uses a refined engineering device of tensile structure to create an aerial form of seating that is not based on the concept of a structure to be covered, but rather makes the covering itself become a structural system.
The bending of the Rattan cane elements is studied in such a way as to give elastic support to the body, following its shape.

Part of the collections of 

MOMA, New York
Vitra Museum, Weil am Rhein
Triennale Design Museum, Milan

Technical data

Rattan cane structure, cushion in polyurethane foam with removable fabric. Available in all lack finish.

  1. Finishes
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