Artemide, Italy, 1970
For a short biography of and more information about Vico Magistretti, check out my previous post about the Selene stacking chair. The Vicario armchair is similar in design to the Gaudi armchair but with different dimensions.
A side by side, silhouette comparison of the Vicario armchair (left) and Gaudi armchair (right). For more side by side pictures of the Vicario and Gaudi, check out space1999.net here!
Approximate dimensions of the Gaudi and Vicario armchairs.
It was more difficult to find examples of the Vicario chair with their imprints than the Gaudi and Selene chairs.
Image source: eBay
Image source: Vintage Views Consignment and Consulting through eBay. Right: detail of the leg.
Image source: deconet.com.
Image source: Bukowski’s Market. Auction closed September 23, 2012. Sold for 350SEK ($52).
Imprint from brown Vicario chair (not from chair above).
Image source: Wright Gallery.
Vico Magistretti and Italian Design. An interview with Vico Magistretti from YouTube (in Italian).
See the Vico Magistretti Foundation website for a wealth of information about the designer.
Ambasz, E., ed., Italy: The new domestic landscape: Achievements and problems of Italian design. New York, 1972, p.39.
Pasca, V., Vico Magistretti, Elegance and innovation in Italian design, Thames & Hudson: London (1991), p. 75.
Vicario chair by Vico Magistretti. Retrieved November 10, 2012 from http://designmatcher.com/nl/gallery_detail.php?galleryID=957
Gaudi Armchair. Retrieved November 10, 2012 from http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=3505