Giancarlo Piretti Sistema 61 sofa Anonima Castelli Italy 1974





Truly impressive an monumental  Sistema 61 sofa designed by Giancarlo Piretti and manufactured by Anonima Castelli in Italy back in 1974. What makes this sofa really cool is its modular design. Because of this simple connecting system, you can create all sorts of different sofa setups. Need a cozy corner to curl up in or want to accommodate a big group of friends or even when you have a home cinema, no problem. This sofa is all about adaptability, making it perfect for any space and any purpose.


It’s upholstered with a dark and light grey flat bouclé, so it feels as good as it looks. The sofa’s frame is made of sturdy plastic, and you can easily connect its parts with metal clamps. In total, it’s made up of 37 cushioned pieces and a sleek black painted metal storage box. Whether you’re looking for comfort, style, or flexibility in your seating arrangement, the Sistema 61 sofa has got it all. Priced and sold as a complete large set.


Giancarlo Piretti was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1940. He studied at Istituto Statale d’Arte of Bologna, a school for art teachers, and graduated with the title of “Insegnante di Disegno”. In 1960 he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna. He taught Interior Design at Istituto d’Arte for seven years and, at the same time, he worked as a furniture designer at Anonima Castelli, where he stayed for twelve years, designing their institutional and domestic furniture lines, for which he has been granted numerous industrial and mechanical design patents.


Among his successful designs are PLIA, a folding chair, PLATONE, a folding desk, DSC (106-AXIS), a seating system, SISTEMA 61, a sofa system. PLIA chairs obtained a remarkable commercial success: more than seven millions of them have been produced since their design in 1969. They have been acquired for the design collections of Museums in Czecho-Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia and U.S.A. (Museum of Modern Art, New York). He has partecipated to numerous Italian design competitions, obtaining prizes and honourable mentions.

Designer: Giancarlo Piretti
Type: Sistema 61
Manufacturer: Anonima Castelli
Year: 1974
Country: Italy
Materials: Fabric, plastic, metal
Condition: Very good, newly upholstered
Height: 69/39 cm
Width: 61 cm
Depth: 92 cm
Item nr: SVF23JUN15 / SF23FE15 / SVF23MA01 / MID0121

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Europe: € 150 - 1000
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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