Franco Albini (1905-1977)
"Architect and designer"
Franco Albini was a neo-realist Italian architect and designer, known for blending modern design with minimalist furniture with traditional Italian art. In his works he used inexpensive raw materials.
It was a huge success in the 1950s, when it created a variety of fine furniture designs, including famous and fashionable rattan chairs such as Margarita and Gala, both of which are part of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.
Franco Albini has received three Compasso D'Oro awards, the most prestigious award in Italian design.
In 1951 Franco Albini designed the Ottoman model and the Baldona Maratan sofa, which has since been pursued by experts all over the world. SIKA DESIGN is proud to be a major production rights holder for these wonderful design pieces as part of its ICONS collection.Nana Witchell
"Movement and beauty"
The design of the "hanging egg chair" which is short of praise in the present world. Since then the unique sculpture form has been created by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1959. The design of "Chair of a Hanging Egg" has long been called an eternal time, while rattan was its golden age in the 60's when skilled weavers and architects created beautifully sculpted furniture from the challenging pastor .
Danish designers Nana and Jürgen Ditzel presented their first furniture designs in Copenhagen.
Diesel's experimental approach to materials resulted in a three-legged rattan chair, designed on a body base. It is one of the first chairs based on the idea of combining a shell on a frame as one piece.
After the death of Jürgen Diesel in 1961, Nana continued to design, and in 1968 moved to London, where she founded the Interspace International Center for Design Furniture. She returned to Denmark in 1986 and opened a combined design studio and furniture workshop in Copenhagen.
Sika-Design won the Innovative Softener Choice Award at the Cologne Furniture Fair in January 2013 for the renewal of Diesel's three-legged chair, "Rene"