Poland, 1922 – 2020
Architect and designer
Super rare and fully original ‘Manhattan’ lounge chair designed by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured in his own company L’Atelier, Brazil 1960. Since few were made by L’Atelier, the Manhattan series is considered to be one of the rarest designs created by Zalszupin. Unlike other outspoken designs, it is a playful shape that argues where forms change into new ones, causing the overall functions to disappear from the whole and at the same time create a visually impressive and inviting appearance. A hard horizontal line cuts through the organic shape and separates the smooth leatherette surfaces. Carefully placed buttons in the seat hold the leather in neatly position. The tapered bottom side is in contrast with the top side and takes away some of the heaviness. This chair still has its original black shiny leatherette which almost looks like a lacquered finish. But it has the texture of leather and gives that a more natural look. The condition of the upholstery is very good, age considered. The leatherette has some small marks and the inside foam might have lost a little of its puffiness. The chair looks like a light weight since it is hollow, but the metal structure creating the shape of the chair, also provides weight and stability. In addition to the chair, we also have a sofa available which can be found in another listing.
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Like all our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam, and materials for all our items. With the reupholstery we will keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.
|Condition:||Very good, original|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 350|
|Outside Europe:||€ 900 - 1500|
Reupholstery estimate; 750 Euro