A set of four rare original Venus chairs by Sergio Giobbi. Exceptional examples from first release with factory stamps. Released in the 1980’s these iconic design statements look as fresh today as they did 40 years ago. Giobbi was revolutionary in design and manufacturing techniques. A leader in Industrial Design his research was focused on two essential points. Movement – to improve the usability of furniture items and the research for new materials involving cutting edge molding technology both in plastic, aluminium and wood. A maverick ahead of his time.
Giobbi won, numerous awards including, the design competition for the Lamezia Terme Airport and the ANIACAP / IN-ARCH contest for Residential Buildings. In the same year he collaborated with several leading furniture and design companies: Abet Laminati, Bontempi, Busnelli G.I., Casprini, Giovannetti, Origlia, Segis, Steel Line, Toncelli, Tre D and Zani.
Giobbi was a follower and admirer of Norman Cherner, who’s influence in Giobbi’s Venus chair is clear to see.
Born in Brooklyn New York in 1920, Norman Cherner's designs are part of the iconography of mid-20th Century furniture design. He is recognised as one of the most original of a generation of designers that explored post-war technological innovations in architecture and industrial design. He studied and taught at the Columbia University Fine Arts department and was an instructor at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1947-1949. Cherner's training in the Bauhaus tradition led to a lifelong exploration informed by the belief that all design stems from one discipline. His chairs, tables and case goods have shown an enduring popularity since their introduction nearly fifty years ago. The moulded plywood Cherner Chair, designed for Plycraft in 1958, has become an icon of mid-twentieth century design and can be found in galleries and design collections worldwide, including the Vitra Museum. Following similar process Giobbbi’s designs are now collectors pieces in their own right.
These fabulous Venus chairs blend sleek lines and delicate curves with a strong durable frame from the use of air-molding technology on a single sheet of material.
76 cm h x 56 w x 50 d x 48 sh.
Price is per chair.
As a genuine antique/vintage product there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.