Pair of Mid-Century Marzio Cecchi Armchairs, circa 1968, Italy (FA0116)
DESCRIPTION: Pair of Marzio Cecchi armchairs, made in 1968 in Italy. Original leather in vintage condition. The seat has a stylish design, which consists of cylindrical shaped cushions, all placed in a row. The frame is build up from only two lines, which start as the armrests, run down and flow over into the legs, and run back up to the seat.
CONDITION: Good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS: Height: 86cm (33.85in) Width: 71,5cm (28.14in) Depth: 91cm (35.82in) Seat Height: 29cm (11.41in)
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Born near Florence on March 1st 1940, Marzio Cecchi comes from a design environment, his mother being Giulia Carla Cecchi, a name famous in the world of fashion with her haute couture creations paraded at Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy. Marzio Cecchi was a famous architect from Firenze who totally designed his projects. He graduated as an Architect from the University of Florence. Marzio Cecchi was an eclectic and visionary Architect, Designer and Artist. He died in an accident in New York on January 1st 1990, leaving timeless designs and one of a kind pieces highly collectible on the market.
ABOUT THE STYLE: Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is a design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernist movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative embellishments.