Unique Mario Oreglia Set of Six Dining Chairs with Sculptural Wooden Frame


Mario Oreglia, set of six dining chairs, faux leather, lacquered wood, Italy, 1950s

Mario Oreglia (1916-1989) emerged as one of the leading furniture designers in the post-World War II era. His designs gained widespread recognition, frequently published in esteemed publications like Domus and Roberto Aloi's furniture overviews. His designs are exemplary for pure modernism with an Italian allure. The present chairs are custom-tailored and resonate with this approach, featuring a striking curvature in the wooden frame as well as the seating elements. When experienced from the back, the two slats gently widen towards the bottom, introducing subtle curves to the otherwise rigid form through dual wood bends. The side part features a sharp angle, accentuated by a diagonal movement. The designer skilfully curved the backrest to harmonize with the wooden frame's shape. The overall elegance of the piece is further enhanced by the slim, streamlined backrest. The sculptural quality of the chair is characteristic of Oreglia's artistic style and can be seen as part of his broader artistic vocabulary.

Please note that this item is good, used condition with visible signs of age and use. The leather exhibits wear, including holes. The wooden frame contains scratches and lacquer peeling off. Reupholstery and Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery and restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 34.85 in. Width 17.33 in. Depth 20.87 in. Seat Height 18.71 in.
  • dimensions Height 88.5 cm Width 44 cm Depth 53 cm Seat Height 47.5 cm
  • material Faux Leather Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114763