Bruno Gecchelin for Busnelli Lounge Chair and Ottoman Italy 1972
Bruno Gecchelin for Busnelli lounge chair and ottoman in leather, fiberglass and chromed metal, Italy, 1972.
This great, rare lounge chair with matching ottoman designed in 1972 by Bruno Gecchelin for Busnelli, comes in its original red leather upholstery. This leather seating is held by a fiberglass shell, which rotates on an chromed steel base. This steel base has a great light, architectural feeling to it which creates a beautiful contrast with the other shapes and materials used for this piece. The chair slightly swivels, for extra comfort.
Bruno Gecchelin was born in Milan in 1939. In 1962 he developed studies and research on compact gas and refrigerators for Indesit and began designing furnishing elements for Gruppo Industriale Busnelli . In the same period he joined the design office of Olivetti di Ivrea , directed by Ettore Sottsass and based in Milan. He stayed there for about fifteen years designing machines and electronic terminals as well as office furniture
Several international prizes including BIO Ljubljana, IF product design award in Hannover and three Compasso d'Oro Award: the first in 1989 for the series of commercials Spark production IGuzzini Illuminazione , the second in 1991 for the heat pump AGH 171 New production Aermec-Riello and the third in 2004 for Fratelli Guzzini's Latina juicer.