Italian Rope Lounge Chairs with Ottoman circa 1940
Armchairs with ottomans attributed to Giuseppe Pagano, curved wooden structure coated rope, Italy, 1940s.
These lounge chairs are executed in wood and coated rope. The design of this set of chairs is Minimalist yet not in a Puritan way. The armrests seem to rise upwards and are typical for futuristic design by Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig. The roped seat and backrest are simplistic and almost identical and match the ottoman.
Giuseppe Pagano (1896-1945) was an Croatian-Italian architect who designed many Industrial buildings and furnishings. Initially, Giuseppe designed within the political framework of fascism with futuristic and rationalist designs. Later, he started to criticise the bombastic architecture of the regime and for that reason was imprisoned in a concentration camp where he died from pneumonia.