Set of Six Vittorio Nobili Dining Chairs

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Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue, set of six dining chairs 'Medea', leatherette and metal, Italy, 1955.

This 'Medea' chair is designed by the Italian designer Vittorio Nobili. The seats of the chairs are upholstered in a beige leatherette and have a wonderful roudn shape. In the middle the seats are open, which give them a certain lightness and creates a lively yet simplistic character. The black lacquered, metal legs are slim and straight. Positioned outwards for more stability.

The beige leatherette upholstery shows signs of age and use, with here and there tears in the seat. Therefore, reupholstery is necessary. Please ask our advisors for more information about the almost endless possibilities for reupholstery that our atelier has to offer. The professional and experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier are specialists in the reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value.

Vittorio Nobili won the Industrial Design Award Compasso d’Oro in 1956 for this particular design. The wooden seat is in good condition and show signs of age and use, with light scratches in the lacquer.

Gramigna, Giuliana. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000 per L'Arredamento Domestico. Allemandi: Torino, 2003, p. 40.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Tagliabue (Manufacturer), Vittorio Nobili (Designer)
  • dimensions H 33.08 in. x W 18.9 in. x D 22.45 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1955
  • material Metal, Faux Leather
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • seatheight 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.