The Orsola sofa designed by Gastone Rinaldi for Tacchini provides comfort and tradition with its round features. The new edition stays true to its original 70s form but features an up-to-date covering, supported by the rounded chrome metal frame giving it an even softer and inviting look. The sofa and lounge chair in the series are handcrafted by master upholsterers, using re-visited and more modern techniques. Available in fabrics and leathers from the collection
Tacchini Volume A
Tacchini Volume B
Tacchini Edizioni Catalogue 2021
Tacchini The Journal #12
Gastone Rinaldi was born in Padua, Italy in 1920. In 1916 his father Mario had established RIMA, a company for the production of metal furniture. Gastone enrolled in the Faculty of Economics, but he was passionate about design and sport. In 1948, with his brother Giorgio, they took over from his father in managing his business. He met Gio Ponti and in 1950 he designed the chairs for the Hospital Section of the IX Milan Triennial. In 1952, he attended the XXX Milano Fair in the section curated by Alberto Rosselli, Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanuso. The armchairs for the Piccolo theatre of Milan followed, with Zanuso. In 1954, he won the Compasso d’Oro for the chair DU30. He participated with Ponti, Parisi, De Carli and Gardella in the American adventure of Altamira, one of the first companies across the ocean to call Italian designers. However the internal relations within RIMA became complex and in 1974 Rinaldi established Thema. Thema closed in 1989, Gastone Rinaldi died in Padua in 2006.