VICO MAGISTRETTI "BLUE MONDAY" STOOLS
Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) was an inventive and prolific Italian product designer whose creations were manufactured by top firms including Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, and Artemide to mention a few.
Almost all of his designs were brought to market and many were best-sellers for decades (and remain available today).
Proof of his amazing contribution to 20th century design can be found on Architonic, where there are over three pages devoted to his work.
These stools are descendants of one of Magistretti's most successful designs - the "Carimate" chair (manufactured by Cassina), possessing the same rounded tapered legs. Similar to the chair these stools have an intriguing ambiguity - are they the product of a 60's pop aesthetic or are they paradigm of 80's flair.
Stools have been re-upholstered with new fabric (evocative of the original) as well as new foam.
The Guardian wrote a generous and thoughtful obituary when Magistretti passed. Read it here.
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USA, circa 1980's
18"H 19"W 19"D"
New fabric and foam
Overall very good condition, but consistent wear to wood