Ghidini 1961 Opera Armchair by Studio Giovannoni


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Here, the classic Chester is revisited with a dreamlike language through the roundness of the shapes and the fluidity of the lines, while the backrest, unlike the Portofino, maintains the classic capitonnè.

Structure - Base in plywood panel and polyurethane rubber of different densities.
Cushions - Perimetral cushions in high grammage on wood structure. Seat cushions in polyurethane rubber of different densities. Seat cushions covered with a quilted goose down in cotton light.
Cushion sizes - 40 x 40cm and 46 x 46cm.
Covers - Seat and back cushions cover are removable for both fabric and leather versions
Base - The Opera sofa and armchair are based on aluminium structure composed by round profile and feet die casted in house at Ghidini1961
Designer - Stefano Giovannoni

Born in La Spezia, lives and works in Milan.

Stefano graduated in architecture at the University of Florence, and is the designer who has worked more than any other in the world of home accessories and kitchenware.

He collaborated with companies like Alessi, Amore Pacific, Cedderoth, Deborah, Fiat, Hannstar, Hansemm, Helit, Henkel, Honeywell, Kokuyo, Inda, Laufen, Lavazza, LG Hausys, Magis, Mika-kuto, NTT Docomo, Oras, Oregon Scientific , Pepsico, Pulsar, Samsung, Seiko, Siemens, Sodastream, 3M, Telecom, Toto, Veneta Cucine, and many others.

He designed very successful products that have broken all sales records in the design field such as the Girotondo collections (over 10 million units sold) and Mami, the famous products of "FFF" series for Alessi, the Alessi-one bathroom ware, and the Bombo family for Magis.

Thanks to his ability to intercept the tastes of the general public, he has been named "The Champion of super and popular of the 2000s" (A. Alessi), "Most designers bankable" (E. Perazza), "Design King Midas" ( C. Morozzi).

Stefano Giovannoni is the Creative Director of Ghidini1961.