Comfortably Aesthetically Italian: 1960s Italian Furniture Design

Italian designers have it down when it comes to creating aesthetically pleasing comfortable furniture, they seem to have a flair for designing organic forms with deluxe materials. The Rodica Chair & GS-195 sofa are no exception to these rules:

Designed in 1968 by Mario Brunu for Comfort, Italy, the futuristic Rodica chair is one of Brunu’s most significant works. With its pivoting base and organic fibreglass shell upholstered in sumptuous leather, it offers the sitter countless positions of comfort.
The GS-195 sofa is a great example of practicality, comfort & aesthetics, designed for Italian furniture label Sormani by Gianni Songia in 1963. Sormani were a company dedicated to comfort and were forward thinking when it came to technical details. With its Brazilian Rosewood frame and  luxurious leather upholstery, it not only looks the part, but can also be converted into a daybed with a simple swing mechanism.
Both vintage items are currently available at

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