By Franco Albini. Designed in 1951.
Franco Albini designed this timeless rattan ottoman, a piece of furniture that is a truly unique and artistically elegant. The distinguished multi-purpose item is now part of Sika Design's ICONS Collection and is more relevant than ever due to the ecological sustainability of the natural material. Franco Albini's ottoman is available in two sizes: Ø55cm and Ø65cm. Rattan is a beautiful material. It is part of the palm family and it grows climbing up the trees in the rainforest. Rattan is one of the fastest growing materials for furniture production as it regenerates within 5-7 years.
In the northern outskirts of Milan where the urban cityscape meets countryside, Franco Albini developed his neo-rationalist designs characterized by distinctive lines merged with Italian traditional craftsmanship and new forms of modernism. After high school, Albini attended the Polytechnic University of Milan, graduating in 1929. He kicked off his career as a Gio Ponti professional worker and employee. Over the years, many of his rattan designs have become very famous, like the Margherita and Gala chair, shown today in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Albini won three Compasso d’Oro awards, the most prestigious in all of Italy, during his career.Learn More
- Height (cm) 40
- Diameter (cm) 65
- Height (inches) 15.7
- Diameter (inches) 25.6
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- Materials Rattan
- Use Indoor
- Care Wash with water mixed with mild soap and remove stains with a sponge or medium brush
- Style/Type Foot Stool, Foot Rest
- Designer Franco Albini