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
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
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.