80s Francesco Binfare dining chair for Cassina set/6
Francesco Binfare founded Barccio di Ferro in 1962 together with Gaetano Pesce and Alessandro Mendini. He worked with these Italian greats and from 1963 he started working for Cesare Cassina and was director of Cassina from 1969 to 1976.
In 1980 he was the founder of the Center for Design and Communication. Binfare participated in the Venice and Helsinki Biennales and the Milan Triennale. From 1985 to 1988 he taught at the Domus Academy in Milan and in that capacity gave guest lectures throughout Europe.
It is clear from his furniture designs that Francesco did not think straight and square in the basics. In most designs he focuses on the design after the people who use the furniture. This results in beautiful lines and round shapes that come together within the same design. So different and visible with its own signature.
These chairs are a fine example of his image on the lines of a chair. The backrest forms, as it were, a ‘catchback shell’ for the human back and the combinations of materials used have given them a completely contemporary and timeless character. The set of six chairs is in good condition with minimal signs of wear appropriate to age and use.