Pair of rare armchairs by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti, Italy.
Where Vittorio Introini, Alberto Rosselli and Giovanni Offredi shaped the image of Fratelli Saporiti during the 1960s and 1970s, it was Augusto Bozzi (1924-1982) who had put this Italian company on the map in the first place. Bozzi joined Saporiti circa 1950 to become the firm’s principal designer. Though little is known about Bozzi himself, his legacy is undisputed: a number of highly sculptural midcentury chairs of exceptional quality.
The model on offer, which can used as a (occasional) side chair as well, is arguably Bozzi’s rarest design.
The set has been reupholstered in an off-white color artificial leather (Naugahyde) some time ago, but still retains the original manufacturer’s labels. Period 1950-1959.
Dimensions: height 30.7 in. (78 cm), width 26.4 in. (67 cm), depth 27.6 inches (70 cm), seat height 15.7 in. (40 cm).
Price is for the pair.
Pair of Armchairs by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti
The set has been reupholstered in an off-white color artificial leather (Naugahyde) some time ago, but still retains the original manufacturer’s labels. Consistent with age and use: some small (almost invisible) stains on the upholstery fabric (see last pictures).