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Bardi's Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi for Arper

Bardi's Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi for Arper

Dezeen Showroom:  Arper has collaborated with the Venetian textile company Rubelli to create a limited-edition version of Bardi's Bowl Chair by modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi.

Designed in honour of Bo Bardi's recent Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam, awarded during the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, the new version of Bardi's Bowl Chair is made in a numbered edition of 500.

A photograph of the Bardi's Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi for Arper in Lollipop fabric
Bardi's Bowl Chair is available in two Rubelli textile options, with Lollipop having a 50s-style print

The iconic chair comes upholstered in a choice of two colourful Rubelli fabrics – Lollipop and Eureka – chosen because of their similarity to Bo Bardi's work.

Recalling 1950s prints, Lollipop has a geometric pattern conjured in loose brushstrokes of red and mustard yellow, while Eureka features similar colours woven into a textured fabric.

A photograph of Bardi's Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi for Arper in Eureka
The Eureka textile is woven from a multicoloured mix of threads

Both are paired with cushions upholstered in orange Rubelli fabrics – Lollipop with Ralph and Eureka with Nap.

Bo Bardi designed the semi-spherical chair in 1951 and in 2012 Arper started manufacturing it, balancing the original design with contemporary advances in technique and production.

Product: Bardi's Bowl Chair
Designer: Lina Bo Bardi
Brand: Arper
Contact: [email protected]

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