Pair of Bentwood Armchairs by Giuseppe Pagano
Giuseppe Pagano, pair of armchairs, beech and rope, Italy, 1942
This set of easy chairs made with layers of plywood has a boxy look has cubic armrests. The design of this set of chairs is minimalistic. The armrests that go all the way around are typical for futuristic design by Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig. The roped seat and backrest are simplistic and almost identical.
Giuseppe Pagano (1896-1945) was a 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 criticize the bombastic architecture of the regime and for that reason was imprisoned in a concentration camp where he died from pneumonia.