The Gilda 888 Armchair was designed by Carlo Mollino for the brand Zanotta .
Post-war utilitarianism in furniture design was replaced by comfortable contemporary elegance when Zanotta was launched in 1956. Today, the label not only reworks past classics but collaborates with talented designers to create icons of the future. Sometimes referred to as Italy's last Renaissance man, Carlo Mollino was a highly respected 20th century designer. His body of work spanned everything from town planning and architecture to the design of planes, cars and furniture.
Produced from original Mollino drawings from the 1950s, the Gilda 888 Armchair pays homage to the designer while being typical of classic Italian design. Mollino constantly evolved ergonomic shapes to deliver maximum comfort, something achieved with elegance in this adjustable armchair. The oak frame has clean curved lines with armrests wide enough to hold a book or cup. The frame is finished with bronzed brass studs on the legs. The seat and backrest are made from self-extinguishing polyurethane and suspension steel springs and finished with fabric in a subtle green shade. The Gilda 888 Armchair measures 79 x 93 x 113 cm with a seat height of 39cm.