Massimo Iosa Ghini (Italian, born 1959). <em>"Numero Uno" Armchair</em>, ca. 1989. Chromed plated steel, textile, ash, metal springs, plastic, felt, Velcro, 30 5/16 x 26 3/16 x 31 7/8in. (77 x 66.5 x 81cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Palazzetti Inc., 1990.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.4_bw.jpg)

"Numero Uno" Armchair

Artist:Massimo Iosa GhiniMoroso Spa

Medium: Chromed plated steel, textile, ash, metal springs, plastic, felt, Velcro

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1989

Dimensions: 30 5/16 x 26 3/16 x 31 7/8in. (77 x 66.5 x 81cm)

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Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 1990.4

Image: 1990.4_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Armchair, mirror-polished and chrome-plated tubular steel, fabric, ash wood, springs, plastic, felt and Velcro. Front legs and arms formed from a continuous tube that extends upward and outward from two flat circular disk feet, each with felt pads on underside, and then curves back where it is soldered / welded (?) to rear leg. The rear legs, with plastic glides, arc forward and then back. A metal post extends from each of the rear stiles and attaches to the rear back support which is upholstered with a foam pad that follows the contours of the wood. Narrow metal tubes form the rear stretcher, front stretcher and two side stretchers. The upholstered seat cushion floats within the frame at an angle that extends outward and upward from the rear. One continuous piece of fabric in a pattern of light and dark gray with biomorphic design is slung over the arms of lower back of chair and is attached by a system of grommets which attach to small knobs at bottom of rear legs and on arms; to the rear stretcher with a Velcro strip and to the bottom of the front legs from a small flat metal triangle to which is attached to a spring that pulls the fabric tautly across the sides of the chair. CONDITION - Excellent. Original condition from manufacturer.

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