POLTRONA FRAU LAUNCHES SANLUCA LIMITED EDITION
The special edition of the iconic armchair by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni features an original fabric inspired by an unseen artwork by Swiss graphic designer and artist Max Huber.
A story of creativity and friendship.
Poltrona Frau presents Sanluca Limited Edition 2018. A limited edition of only 100, the new armchair celebrates two important anniversaries: 100th birth anniversary of the Grand Master of Design, Achille Castiglioni (1918–2002) and the 50th death anniversary of Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (1913–1968). More than just a limited edition, it is a cultural project on the visionary armchair designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1960.
Sanluca Limited Edition comes from a careful philological, conceptual and emotional journey, whose intent is to celebrate the extraordinary relationship between the two brothers and their relationship with the renowned Swiss artist-graphic Max Huber. The Castiglioni and Huber collaborated on important projects and their work relationship became a strong friendship.
Poltrona Frau has chosen from the Max Huber Archive an unpublished drawing from 1968. Entitled "Geophysical Waves” and featuring the intense abstraction, it has been transformed into a bespoke wool and cotton fabric by Poltrona Frau. The graphic waves of the Huber’s drawing cover the sculptural waves of the Sanluca armchair.
50 limited edition Sanluca armchairs have been produced in black with a white pattern and 50 in white with a black pattern.
The official launch of the limited edition took place last 3rd of October at the Poltrona Frau Milan showroom. The event anticipates the inauguration, on 5th October, of the highly anticipated exhibition of Achille Castiglioni’ work at the Triennale di Milano.