1950s Gigi Radice Armchair for Minotti

1950s Gigi Radice Armchair for Minotti

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This timeless armchair was designed by architect and furniture designer Gigi Radice for the Italian luxury brand Minotti in the 1950s. Valued at $6,000-$8,500.

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Seller: Peter Blake Gallery
Location: Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Designer: Gigi Radice
Manufacturer: Minotti
Dimensions: 31" H x 28" W x 29" D
Materials: Italian Cotton Velvet, Brass
Period: Mid-Century Modern
Origin: Italy

Description

Designed by architect and designer Gigi Radice for the Italian luxury brand Minotti in the 1950s, this influential armchair has been meticulously restored and reupholstered in luxurious Italian velvet.

The chair was purchased by the seller in Italy in 2017 and showcases a geometric tapered back with brass-plated iron legs. It has been meticulously restored & re-upholstered in luxurious Dedar Milano cotton velvet (an homage to its Italian heritage). Closeups of the fabric and patterning can be seen in the gallery.

Radice was a lesser known but widely influential designer whose work helped define the mid-century era. His timeless pieces have inspired countless contemporary brands and designers.

He never achieved the fame he deserved in his lifetime, though his groundbreaking partnership with renowned Italian furniture company Minotti in the 1950s – 1960s was a huge success at the time. Radice worked side by side with the founder, Alberto Minotti, to design not only exceptional furniture, but also the company buildings and even the Minotti family home.

The furniture that Radice designed for Minotti — including sets that today command high prices on auction sites – reveal him to be a technically accomplished and creative soul who had an outside-the-box sensibility similar to that of Gio Ponti, the great maestro of 20th-century Italian design.

Bid History:

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Highest bidder was: joseph

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
joseph February 12, 2021 2:56 pm $2,400.00
joseph February 12, 2021 2:28 pm $2,000.00
Furniturellama February 12, 2021 2:20 pm $1,600.00
joseph February 12, 2021 2:15 pm $1,500.00
Furniturellama February 12, 2021 2:07 pm $700.00
joseph February 11, 2021 3:07 pm $600.00
Heather Pfahl February 9, 2021 6:21 pm $500.00
jtdkelly February 9, 2021 9:45 am $450.00
Sferdausvzw February 8, 2021 11:22 pm $200.00
joseph February 8, 2021 2:35 pm $50.00
Auction started February 8, 2021 12:32 pm

Comments


Customer
jtdkelly
8 months 15 days ago

Love this restoration – the colors have an art-deco feel on midcentury modern lines

Member
Heather Pfahl
8 months 15 days ago

I love the mid century sleek lines and the complimentary colors and contrast between the fabrics ! And I cannot lie – I love those sleek golden legs! Looks like me 🙂