832 luisa | chair

The small armchair, dubbed Luisa, is the fruit of a fifteen-year process of exploration, focused on creating an archetype of the basic elements of a chair, and its potential uses within the home. A idea-based design, where Franco Albini expressed the concept of “substance in form”, increasing the volume of the wooden parts where they join with others. Following various enhancements, the definitive version of the chair was awarded the prestigious Compasso D’Oro prize by the Italian Industrial Design Association (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale/ADI).

The frame represents a synthesis where the seat and the back are two geometric planes suspended on an understated wood structure, the sides reminiscent of trestles. Luisa is a timeless piece, the outcome of skill, both in terms of technique and of materials. This world exclusive Cassina re-issue, has been made possible thanks to the company’s extraordinary wood-working capabilities.

lead time:
 approx. 12 weeks

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€ 1.211 for customers outside the EU.

designer: franco albini
year: 1949


wooden structure available in American walnut, natural ashwood or ashwood stained black; backrest and seat steel frame and polyurethane foam padding

upholstery available in fabric or leather

55 x 76cm