Bold personality and detailed construction make Fritz Hansen’s anniversary edition Carimate truly special. Each chair in this anniversary year (October 2020 - October 2021) is uniquely numbered for authenticity and longevity, with a plaque mounted discreetly under the seat.
The armchair honours Vico Magistretti who designed the original red Carimate in 1959 for the golf club Carimate in Italy. Fritz Hansen has delicately updated the design for comfort and the longevity of all materials used.
- Made from sustainable, FSC-certified beech wood
- Flag line of European, GMO-free flax linen
- Lacquered Surfaces
- Height: 76.5 cm / 30 inch
- Arm Height: 63.5 cm / 25 inch
- Seat Height: 46 cm / 18.1 inch
- Width: 58 cm / 22.8 inch
- Depth: 45 cm / 17.7 inch
- Certifications: European Flax® Standard for natural, sustainable fibre
- Authorized by The Foundation Studio-Museum Vico Magistretti
- Warranty 5 years
Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piet Hein, Vico Magistretti, Burkhard Vogtherr, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.
Their design philosophy inspires the creation of new, simple, sculptural and original furniture that is timeless and relevant in time. This furniture is for modern city dwellers and international businesses with a confident taste for elegance and underplayed luxury and the desire to strengthen their identity and image. People who wish to make a statement, which is entirely their own.
Fritz Hansen Carimate Chair - Limited Edition Designed by:
- Vico Magistretti , 1959-2020
Italy, 1920 – 2006
For over 50 years, Vico Magistretti represented the rational face of post-war design, seeking timeless solutions to technical and formal problems. Based in Milan, Italy, Vico consistently produced designs that are as startling, spontaneous and original as they are logical and elegant. After studying at the Milan Polytechnic, Magistretti worked as an architect in his father’s company and began his career as a designer creating low-cost furniture for the inexpensive apartments built to house the homeless during World War II.
From the early 1960s on, Magistretti devoted his talents to furniture and lighting design for companies such as Cassina, and Artemide. His furniture was comfortable and informal, colorful and playful. Magistretti's experiments with plastic changed consumers perceptions of plastic. Once dismissed as a cheap, flimsy material, it became stylish and sophisticated. The 1969 Selene Chair was a simple design in sturdy ABS plastic with an S shaped curve in the leg that strengthened its structure. It was produced by Artemide in bold, bright colors and rapidly enjoyed international success.
Magistretti was, above all, a designer of great integrity and humanity. His elegant design solutions were always realized in the light of technological, economic and other practical concerns. Throughout his career he was an ambassador for design that does not perpetuate the “throw away” consumer culture.