Suede Lounge Set by Willy Rizzo, 1969


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Rare set of 2 Lounge Chairs & ottoman produced by Willy Rizzo in Rome 1969. This style featured prominently in the prestigious Italian design Magazine Casa Vogue in the mid-70s and is recognised by the Willy Rizzo signature on the original fabric. Willy Rizzo was best known for his photography and photographed some of the greatest names such as Sofia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda & Marilyn Monroe. In the mid-60s Rizzo began designing furniture for himself and his personal needs. According to him the Scandinavian pieces of furniture were not either comfortable of sufficiently minimal. He never intended to become a designer of furniture, but as his friends saw what he had done in his apartment they fell in love with his furniture. He had many friends in fashion & film and the orders poured in. The demand was such that in 1968 he decided to start his own furniture company. For the next 10 years Rizzo created more than 30 pieces. In 1978 Willy sells and returns to his first love, photography.


SKU S000164
Brand Studio Willy Rizzo

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