Historical Design

Office Chairs

Pair of architectural office chairs Mod. “Supporto”
White lacquered aluminum structure and new upholstery by Elitis France
Gas-cylinder height mechanism
Producer’s sticker on the underpart
DESIGNER Fred Scott (1942-2001) MANUFACTURER ICF Italy COUNTRY United Kingdom
DATE 1979 DIMENSIONS W. 57 x D. 56 x H. 83 /cm.
BIBLIOGRAPHY 1000 Chairs, Charlotte and Peter Fiell, pg. 451 (illustration of the same series)
SPECIAL NOTE Frederick Scott, a pioneering British furniture designer, left an indelible mark on the industry. Partnering with Hille in 1969, he revolutionized furniture design with innovative creations such as the Elephant chair and the Athena chair. In 1976, inspired by a wheelchair design, Scott introduced the internationally successful Supporto office chair. Despite the commercial risks, Hille's gamble paid off, leading to a thriving Supporto range. Scott's legacy is characterized by a fearless pursuit of innovation, reshaping the aesthetics and functionality of contemporary furniture.

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