Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni


The Armchair For Literary Journeys
The armchair is made of wrought iron, wood and leather.
The seat has a spring structure similar to the ones built on first class railways carriages in 1830’s.
The vintage luggage trunk is used to store all the memories,
dreams and fantasies captured along the journey.

Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni

It is a tribute both to Alessandro Mazzucotelli, the most celebrated Italian
Liberty style wrought iron artist, and to the Streamline Moderne style that emerged in the 1930’s.
The letters composing “Snobbishness Of Kitsch” become the structure that is fighting a symbolic battle
against the language standardisation imposed by mass culture.
A concept inspired by the futuristic visions of Fortunato Depero and Rammellzee’s Ikonoklast Panzerism.

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


Height: 78 cm
Width: 71 cm
Length: 152 cm
Weight: 38 kg

Wrought Iron Structure in hand made traditional forge.

Back Rest in Stainless Steel and Wooden Structure in solid Beech wood.

Upholstery in green natural leather.

Armrest in antique Walnut solid wood.

Trunk in antique Walnut solid wood and natural leather upholstery.

is manufactured in Italy by GTG Design Studio,
available as custom order only.
All pieces are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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