Designed by Vico Magistretti in 2003, the Magistretti 03 01 chair combines the warmth of wood and the timeless elegance of the design language of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) with the refined style of the great master, one of the leading figures in architecture and contemporary design.
From a design loosely inspired by traditional Chinese chairs, it is characterised by the clean-cut appeal of its shape, a hallmark of Magistretti’s work. The structure is made of solid beech wood with round section curved elements in the armrest and backrest areas. The seat is made from a single piece of curved laminated beech.
(Milan 1920 - Milan 2006) architect and designer, he was an exponent of Milanese rationalism. He graduated in architecture in 1945 and immediately entered his father's study. Immediately after the war he was actively involved in the problems of reconstruction. He actively participated in various Triennials, taking care of numerous sections.
His numerous architectural works paid great attention to the problems of prefabrication and urban layout. Active in the field of design, he was one of the founders of the Association for Industrial Design in 1956, and many of his lamp, chair, table, etc. creations have enriched the history of design.
Member of the Academy of San Luca in Rome and of the Royal College of Art in London, he received numerous awards both in Italy and abroad.