"I Feltri" Armchair (Lowback)

Designed by Gaetano Pesce, Italian, born 1939. Made by Cassina S.p.A., Meda, Italy, 1927 - present.

Made in Meda, Italy, Europe

Designed 1986, made 1987-present

Wool felt impregnated with thermosetting polyester resin, felt, cotton, hemp string, quilted fabric upholstery

38 5/8 x 28 13/16 x 26 inches (98 x 73.2 x 66 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Cassina S.p.A., Meda, Italy, 2006

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Pesce 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.