Dafne Folding Chair

designed by Gastone Rinaldi
SKU YV103

In 1978 Gastone Rinaldi designed for his company, La Thema, this folding chair, with slender and graceful lines. The chair is in painted metal square tube, the seat in beech wood, also painted. The chairs in question are the first production. They have the Thema made in Italy sticker (missing on one of the chairs). They have been heavily used, missing some of the rubber feet and the finish caps. Their vintage look is lived in, and also appealing for that reason.

ABOUT

Gastone Rinaldi

Gastone Rinaldi was born in Padua on 16 November 1920. In 1916 his father Mario had established RIMA, a company for the production of metal furniture. Gastone enrolled in the Faculty of Economics, but he was passionate about design and sport. However the internal relations within RIMA became complex and in 1974 Rinaldi established Thema. In 1978, he obtained a nomination for the Compasso d’Oro for the armchair Arianna and in 1981 another for the folding chair Dafne. Thema closed in 1989, Gastone Rinaldi died in Padua on 02 March 2006.

Details

Creator

Gastone Rinaldi
Thema

Period

1970-1979

Condition

Good
Wear consistent with age and use
Attribution mark

Design

Dafne folding chair
Colorful set

Materials

Metal
Lacquered wood

Dimensions

36x52x80

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