Rare Zanotta Safari chair in canvas, Italy, 1970s


Rare armchair with tilting backrest by Italian brand Zanotta. Uniquely, this chair is fully dismountable with a removable cover in army green canvas and leather details. No screws or glue are needed to assemble this chair: the clever construction tightens the joints when the chair is occupied, improving strength and stability. This type of chair, a Safari chair, is a modern reinterpretation of the Indian Roorkhee chairs used by the British military – perhaps the earliest examples of self-assembled furniture. Although Italian furniture icon Zanotta still produces safari chairs like the famous Moretta chair, designed in 1917 by Bernard Marstaller, there is very little known about this specific model.  The chair is well loved over the years, with repairs and slight fading of the canvas, adding to its utilitarian charm. An extremely hard to find piece, perfect for any design collection or brutalist interior.

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| DIMENSIONS   h 92 cm w 65,5 cm d 65,5 cm
| PERIOD   1970s
| PROVENANCE   private collection, NL
| MATERIALS   wood, with original canvas seats and leather details
| CONDITION   in good vintage condition, some straps restored, worn fabric
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Please note: This is a unique vintage item and has trace of use/storage and may have cracks/loss of paint.
Artworks are hard to photograph, we tried to get the colors to match the actual artwork. However, some differences may occur. Please take a close look to the photos.

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