Franco Albini Vintage Rattan Ottoman
Franco Albini Vintage Ottoman
Vintage Iconic Franco Albini woven rattan ottoman designed in 1951. Woven rattan from the 1960s. Sound construction, circular pouf that's classically striking.
Loss of some rattan weaving. Repair on interior.
24" diameter x 15" high
Franco Albini (17 October 1905 – 1 November 1977) was an Italian Neo-Rationalist architect, designer and university instructor in design.
A native of Robbiate, near Milan, Albini obtained his degree in architecture at Politecnico di Milano University in 1929 and began his professional career working for Gio Ponti. He started displaying his works at Milan Triennale. In 1930 he opened his own practice.
Through his creations, the modern furniture design merged the Italian traditional artisanship with the new forms of modernism. In his creations, he used raw, inexpensive materials. He exploited the very skilled Italian craftsmanship. This also meant an elegant design based on a minimalist aesthetic.