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Babela Chair

c. 2010

by Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
for Tacchini

Babela Chair

by Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
for Tacchini

or Call to Order

The Babela Chair designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni was created in 1958 as a commis­sion for the Milan Chamber of Commerce. By creat­ing a comfort­able chair that is stack­able, light, easy to move, and able to be placed armrest to armrest in a row, they created a modern design that problem solved seating for a tran­si­tional space. Now a common­place design concept for meeting spaces, the Babela Chair is a thought­ful design that is still in need today. A modern­iza­tion of the design has resulted in updated mate­ri­als; the Babela is avail­able in five wood frame finishes (Natural Ash, Walnut Finish, White, Black, or Gray).

Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Italy

In 1938, brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo created the Castiglioni Studio, after a few years of collaboration they were joined by a third brother, Achille, in 1944. By 1952 the designs from the studio were helmed by Pier and Achille. As industrial designers, the brothers pushed the limits of design and materials. Receiving a collective achievement of 9 Compasso d'Oro awards. It is believed that over the course of their careers Achille and Pier created over 150 products. Castiglioni Studio had design relationships with Flos, Zanotta, Alessi, and many more. Over the course of their career as design collaborators, the aesthetics of their designs were so in-line with one another, that there was never a clear delineation between the stylistic approaches of either brother.

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