Elegant Italian desk chair made in 1960. The chair is height adjustable and swivels. All original, the Naugahyde upholstery is still in excellent vintage condition. There is no label, the chair is designed in the style of BBPR for Olivetti.
BBPR was an architectural partnership founded by Gianluigi Banfi (1910-1945), Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso (1909-2004), Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976) and Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-1969). BBPR was thus an acronym formed from the first letters of their family names. The partnership was founded in opposition to Fascism and they wanted to develop a style that had no references to contemporary politics. During WW II, Gianluigi Banfi died in the camps of the Nazi’s whereas the others were also severely defined by this era. They also strongly reacted against the International style by enriching their buildings with medieval references.