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Franco Albini & Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol Rattan Chair & Lobster Pot Ottoman

Franco Albini & Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol Rattan Chair & Lobster Pot Ottoman

A stunning, rare and much sought after pair of professionally restored Mid Century wonders by three design icons: a ‘Sunburst’ rattan cocktail chair by design team Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol, superbly accompanied by a Franco Albini ‘Lobster Pot’ ottoman footstool side table. Both made around the 1950s and in exemplary and beautifully restored condition, this superbly chic pair of design icons will add gorgeous colour, outstanding craftsmanship and strikingly stylish Mid-Century Modernist aesthetic to any setting.



Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol formed their own design agency in France in 1957, a year after meeting, and went on to create unique sculptural pieces based on Modernist principles, such as their breath-taking and rare ‘Sunburst’ cocktail chair.


Made of rattan strips, which fan out from the centre and are bent to form the show-stopping rounded edges, this is a mouth-wateringly attractive, wonderfully eye-catching and extremely comfortable and generously seated chair. Set on the original tubular steel base, which has been sand-blasted and powder-coated to make it look as-new, the chair retains its original black plastic feet and will be a knockout inside or outside – wherever you like.



Franco Albini was a 20th Century Italian architect and design master and his ‘Lobster Pot’ ottoman is one of his most loved and sought after design legacies. Designed in 1951 after traditional lobster pots and made of bent rattan strips, which create a sturdy and compact footstool or side table, it’s a beautifully constructed, wonderfully playful and extremely aesthetically pleasing object. And when married with Abraham & Jan Rol’s superb chair, it creates ménage-a-trois made in European Mid-Century design heaven!


This is an outstandingly chic pair of rare and iconic 1950s pieces, which won’t fail to make an impact in any setting.



These are both in outstanding condition. Structurally sound and in virtually as-new condition, they have been expertly restored by one of the few UK-based master-craftsmen able to carry out such fine work. They can be used inside or outside but will weather if left outside for long periods and should be sprayed with water once a month in dry climates. If well looked after they should be just as appealing in another 60+ years – please see the photos.



CHAIR: Height - 77cm, Width - 75cm, Depth - 67cm, Seat Height To Front - 41cm, Seat Width - 40cm, Seat Depth - 48cm, Weight - 5kg.

OTTOMAN: Height - 30cm, Width - 48cm, Depth - 48cm, Weight - 1.5kg.



UK delivery price quoted, collection also available from Warwick. Please CONTACT US FOR INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY QUOTES - the current International delivery quote is just a place-holder. 



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