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This chair, stained black, is remarkable for its imaginative wedge-shaped support. The back of the chair is reminiscent of an Arabian water pipe and the inlaid work in bone also suggests the style and technique of Arabian examples. The Italian designer Carlo Bugatti designed countless pieces of furniture at the end of the 19th century in which he combined many diverse styles into an eclectic whole. He was the father of car designers Ettore and Jean Bugatti.

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Title chair
Material and technique Nutwood, inlaid with pewter, bone
Object type
Chair > Furniture > Living > Utensil
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 46.8 cm
Depth 45.8 cm
Height 120 cm
Artists Ontwerper: Carlo Bugatti
Accession number V 2340 (KN&V)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 2004
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 2004
Age artist About 39 years old
Collector Collector / W. van Rede
Inlay > Inlaid > Covering surfaces > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Inlay > Inlaid > Covering surfaces > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Carlo Bugatti

Milaan 1856 - Molsheim 1940

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