Luciano Frigerio Set of Six Black Leather Chairs
Luciano Frigerio, set of six leather 'Pagani' chairs in various woods, Italy, circa 1975
These chairs are built up of a frame with laminated, marqueterie of noble woods. The chairs have a dent seat and bac. These stylistic choices result in a more comfortable sitting experience. The back flows slightly outwards towards the top. The back holds thus a small wingback. The artistic use of various types of wood complement the black leather in a classic modern manner.
Luciano Frigerio (1928-1999) who grew up in the cabinet making workshop of his father was in fact trained as an accountant. However, due to his personal passion for furniture the design and the popularity of Brianza as a city of craftsmen, great designers and architects such as Gio Ponti and Franco Albini visited his father's workshop. The small workshop slowly grew into an international design company and Luciano joined the ranks. Due to his believe in collaboration with other designers and architects the company grew immensely and it had about ten showrooms all over Italy. Frigerio himself was fully concentrated to design 'furniture sculpture' (mobili scultura). His design is thus anything but industrial featuring complex and ornate geometric details in wood or metal.
- AA.VV. Luciano Frigerio, Maestro Mobiliere, p. 12.