architect: Vico Magistretti
Soft and sinuous lines characterize Lousiana, the armchair with pouf designed by Vico Magistretti, built around a steel structure padded by expanded polyurethane foam. Versatility and a wide range of versions make it possible to create a fresh and ironic, yet elegant and refined image. The outer cover is in natural, Bulgarian red, black and dark brown leather while the inner, which may be removed thanks to a zip fastener, is available in fabric or leather, upholstered with polyester wadding and edged with a cotton braid. Comfortable and ergonomically perfect, both armchair and pouf have swivelling castors, one of which is equipped with a brake.
Vico Magistretti was born in Milan in1920 and graduated from the Polytechni of Milan in 1945. Since the ‘50s Magistretti focuses on industrial design. Its products have been exhibited in numerous international design exhibitions and are in the most prestigious museums in the world. He has won numerous awards, among them “La Medaglia d’Oro” at the Triennale in 1951, “the Grand Prix” at the Triennale in 1954, three “Compassi d’Oro”. He had lectures in various cities around the world and has taught at Domus Academy in Milan and the Royal College of Arts in London for 20 years, and was appointed Royal Designer. In the field of industrial design, has worked with leading companies such as Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou. He died 19 September 2006 in Milan.