An original and rare early pair of Roberto Menghi hall chairs, produced by Arflex, Italy, 1950s. These chairs were specified by Gio Ponti for his Iconic Pirelli Tower in Milan. They were awarded the Prestigious Prize the Compasso d’Oro in 1959. Newly upholstered in silver / grey velvet. The chairs are very comfortable and in good structural condition, with minor age related signs of age to the metal frame.
Documented in Il Mobile Italiano Degli Anni '40 e '50, de Guttry and Maino and Domus, June 1959 Gio Ponti: A World, Romanelli, pg. 121 illustrates the chairs in the Perelli skyscraper in situ.
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