Sanluca Chair, 1960
Achille and Pier Castiglioni
Polyurethane foam, metal, leather, solid rosewood
W 87 cm, H (seat) 40 cm, D 100 cm
Designed with the idea of avoiding traditional padding in order to lay bare the essential curves that are 'strictly necessary' to ensure optimal support, Sanluca is an extraordinary example of Italian design.
The Sanluca's frame consists of seperate pieces bolted together to form a chair that looks both to the future and the past, with antecedents among eighteenth-century furniture and contemporary influences such as the artist Boccioni. The name of the chair comes from the San Luca portico in Bologna. The footrest was designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1991 as a complement to the new Bernini production.
The chair has a pressed metal frame for the original production, polyurethane foam padding, upholstered in either leather or fabric.