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Magistretti’s ‘Carimate’ chair relaunched for designer’s 100th birthday

Magistretti’s ‘Carimate’ chair relaunched for designer’s 100th birthday

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12-10-2020
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International design brand Fritz Hansen has released an anniversary edition of the iconic ‘Carimate’ chair in celebration of what would have been the designer-architect Vico Magistretti’s 100th birthday. Magistretti (1920-2006) created the original cherry red chair in 1959 for the Carimate in Italy, the golf club after which the chair is named. Renowned for its equally distinctive red window frames, the Carimate clubhouse building was completed in collaboration with Guido Veneziani in 1962.

“The ‘Carimate’ is a special chair with a lot of presence and personality,” says Christian Andresen, Fritz Hansen’s head of design. “Vico Magistretti made a modern classic with this design. It’s strong alone or around a dining table”.

Instead of natural straw, which has a higher rate of decay, Fritz Hansen has used European GMO-free flax for the flag line seat. An astonishing 110 meters of hand-woven flax is required to create each beautifully organic seat. And while minor comfort-led tweaks have also been made to the seat height and backrest design, the special edition strives to honour the chair’s original aesthetic. 

Every chair is individually numbered on a brass plaque for authenticity, and available in high-shine red and black lacquer.

The special edition ‘Carimate’ chair is available in Australia from CULT.

fritzhansen.com; cultdesign.com.au

The ‘Carimate’ is a special chair with a lot of presence and personality. Vico Magistretti made a modern classic with this design.

Christian Andresen
Head of design, Fritz Hansen

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