European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"I Feltri" Armchair (Lowback)Made in Meda, Italy, Europe
Designed 1986, made 1987-present
Designed by Gaetano Pesce, Italian, born 1939. Made by Cassina S.p.A., Meda, Italy, 1927 - present.
Wool felt impregnated with thermosetting polyester resin, felt, cotton, hemp string, quilted fabric upholstery
Currently not on view
2006-32-1Gift of Cassina S.p.A., Meda, Italy, 2006
LabelPesce created low- and high-backed versions of his I Feltri chairs for the "Unequal Suite" of furniture he presented at the 1987 Milan Furniture Fair. The chairs are made of thick wool felt, the lower portion of which has been soaked in resin. The upper portion remains flexible so the user can manipulate its shape.