BORN IN FLAMES

Born in Flames
Chair
Designed by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni
Year 1985

LIMITED EDITION
The Decline of Western Civilization

Wrought iron is the primordial material used by humankind throughout civilisation. In the mid 1980’s, the conscious choice of this material was a way to challenge the ephemeral materials of the post-modern culture. 

The iron rod represents a citation/negation of the first tubular steel furnitures created by Bauhaus. 

Born in Flames’ sleek shape is intended as anticipation of Bolidismo and at the same time can be considered a tribute to Carlo Mollino’s Neo-Liberty style and Art Nouveau’s Coup de Fouet. 

The slender walnut and rosewood seat, the tilting backrest held together by hemp ropes and springs. This is a reminder of the rudimentary experiments of the twentieth century.

Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni
Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni
Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni
Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni