Melchiorre Bega Pair of Side Chairs in Red Velvet Upholstery

$3,200.00 USD per set
$3,200.00 USD

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Melchiorre Bega, pair of side chairs, velvet, wood, Italy, circa 1930

This pair of velvet side chairs radiate elegance. The set features a low, wide seat that rests on four strong legs in wood. With the slightly curved backrest that shows a geometric pattern, it gives of a really stylish feel. The deep red color of the velvet adds to this luxurious look.

Melchiorre Bega (1898-1976) was trained as an architect and later became a designer. He is known for his well-detailed functionalist, modern designs. Bega rejected the Art Deco style that prevailed during this time. He believed that many small elements would make a perfect whole, his style can therefore be seen as a graceful functionalism. For this reason, Bega worked with specialized craftsmen only. His style developed from the needs of human beings. In his early career he was specialized in the renovation of old buildings. From 1923 onwards, Bega designed and co-managed a production factory that was founded by his father Vittorio around 1900. During the beginning of the 1940s Bega was the editor of the famous Domus magazine. Later in life he was the architect of many grand projects such as the Axel Springer Building in Berlin and the Galfa Tower in Milan.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Melchiorre Bega (Designer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1930
  • dimensions Height 25.6 in. Width 20.87 in. Depth 19.69 in. Seat Height 12.21 in.
  • dimensions Height 65 cm Width 53 cm Depth 50 cm Seat Height 31 cm
  • material Velvet Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1930-1939
  • style Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45011970