Dimensions

Width 58 cm
Depth 45 cm
Height 76.5 cm
Weight 9.4 kg
Seat height 46 cm

Materials

Base finish Wood Red
Base material FSC-certified solid beech wood, lacquered
Seat material Natural GMO-free coloured linen flag line, weaved on a plywood frame

Specification

Assembly required No
Suitable for outdoor use No
Year of design 1959 x 2020

Resources

Technical sheet (.pdf)
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Bold personality and detailed construction make Fritz Hansen’s anniversary edition Carimate truly special.

On October 6, Fritz Hansen relaunches an anniversary edition of the iconic Carimate chair in celebration of the designer Vico Magistretti's birthday. The relaunch of the chair honours Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) who designed the original red Carimate in 1959 for the golf club Carimate in Italy. The details make this anniversary edition by Fritz Hansen truly special.
‘The Carimate is a special chair with a lot of presence and personality. Vico Magistretti made a modern classic with this design. It’ strong alone or around a dining table,’ says Christian Andresen, Fritz Hansen’s head of design.
Every chair is individually numbered for authenticity and longevity. A brass plaque under each seat marks its unique number.


Vico Magistretti

‘To be truly contemporary, one must always have a hand in the past and a hand in the future.’

Born into a family of notable Milanese architects, Italian designer Vico Magistretti was rigid in his philosophy: there is no excuse for bad design. Dubbed one of the founding fathers of Italian design, he was widely celebrated for his experimental yet strikingly harmonious work that ranged from sleek, high concept furnishings to elaborate architectural façades.

Working chiefly at the intersection of architecture, industrial design and urban planning, he began his studies in his beloved home town of Milan, marking the beginning of a life-long devotion to his craft.

During the Second World War, Magistretti fled to Switzerland to escape military deportation, where he met his maestro and mentor, renowned humanist architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers, whose influence continued to shape and inspire much of Magistretti’s own aesthetic throughout his career.

In the 1960s, Magistretti began working with some of the world’s leading manufacturers – from Artemide to Oluce - designing furniture and objects still considered “classics” of modern-day production.

Today, his award-winning work is dotted across the globe – in galleries, museums and private residences – each piece exemplifying his uncanny ability to fuse simplicity with essentialism in contemporary design.


Fritz Hansen is an exclusive, international design brand whose timeless collection unites world-famous classic and contemporary furniture, lightning and accessories.