Vintage Original Franco Albini Footstool/Ottoman - 1950's Mid Century Modern - SOLD
We are pleased to have found this original gem of an iconic design piece! In good original vintage condition with no damage, this rattan ottoman is a versatile piece of furniture and can be used for many purposes. Anyway a little about the man who designed this...........................
Franco Albini (1905-1977) was an Italian Neo-Rationalist architect and designer. He was born in 1905 in the countryside north of Milan in a peasant and domestic culture.
After high school Franco Albini obtained his degree in architecture at “Politecnico di Milano University” in 1929, and began his professional career working for Gio Ponti.
In 1950 Albini designed the famous and fashionable “Margherita” and “Gala” chairs, made of rattan. Today they are a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY (MOMA).
In 1951, Franco Albini designed an ottoman made of rattan, which is an original, artistic and elegant piece of furniture. It truly distinguish itself as an all-round multi purpose furniture. Albini obtained three Compasso d’Oro awards, the most prestigious Italian design prize.