Side Gallery

Side Gallery


Pair of armchairs
Designed by Lina Bo Bardi and Giancarlo Palanti
Manufactured by Studio d´Arte Palma
Brasil, 1960
Bent iron, wooden arm rests and fabric

54 cm x 73 cm x 69h cm.
21,25 in x 28,7 in x 27,1h in.

Aric Chen, Brazil Modern: The rediscorvery of the twentieth-century brazilian furniture. The monacelli Press, 132,133.

Lina Bo Bardi was born in 1924, and was one of the most important and expressive architects of 20th century of Brazilian architecture. Born in Italy as Lina Achillina Bo, she studied architecture at the University of Rome, moving to Milan after graduation. In Milan, Bo Bardi collaborated with Gio Ponti and later become editor of the magazine Quiaderni di Domus. As a member of the Italian Communist Party, she met the critic and art historian Pietro Maria Bardi, with whom she would move permanently to Brazil where they co-founded the influential art magazine Habitat which referenced Bardi’s conceptualization of the ideal interior as a “habitat” designed to maximize human potential.