Digamma Ignazio Gardella, 1957 Santa & Cole, Spain Born from a rebellion against the canons of the Modern Movement, Ignazio Gardella's Digamma Armchair design captures the joy of metamorphosis, as opposed to following strict rules of design. Digamma is an eclectic piece, fusing an industrial and artistic aesthetic. A rationalistic body, consisting of a highly geometric seat and backrest, fused with mechanical, yet artistic steel arms and legs. Digamma has a three position reclining b... Artists Aesthetic, Ignazio Gardella, 1957 Santa, Digamma Ignazio, Eclectic Piece, Armchairs Design, Inspiration Schools, Bauhaus Inspiration, Design Capture
One of a pair from the music room of the Havemeyer house, which Tiffany designed in 1891–92. The dense floral carving on the crest rail is typical of late 19th century Aesthetic decoration. It has brass-claw and glass-ball feet & micromosaic marquetry along the arms and seat rail.Tiffany described the ornament as "patterns...made of thousands of squares of natural wood, one sixteenth-of-an-inch in size, of different colors, and each individual square surrounded by a minute line of metal."
Armchair, ca. 1905 Designer: Henri-Jules-Ferdinand Bellery-Desfontaines (French, 1867–1909); possibly by Gagnant; possibly carved by Léon-Albert Jallot (French, 1874–1967); tapestry covers possibly by factory of Antoine Jorrand, Aubusson French (Paris) Walnut, copper, brass, tapestry covers, brown plush 56 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 26 in. (143.5 x 59.4 x 66 cm)