Sanluca armchair

  • Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Year: 1960

Dimensions: cm W 85 D 100 H 99 Seat height 40 | in W 33 D 40 H 39 Seat height 16


Production: Gavina SpA


Structure made of separate wooden curved pieces, connected to each other by screws. Polyurethane padding. Oak legs. Alcantara upholstery.

Sanluca is the first result of a deep collaboration and friendship between Dino Gavina and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, defined by Gavina himself an extraordinary partnership. Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1959, in the following year it was produced for the first time by the newborn Gavina SpA.

The Sanluca project revolves around a few well-defined concepts: ergonomics, industrial mass production, overall elegance and harmony of its forms, without giving up comfort.

Sanluca is an icon of 20th century industrial design, it is part of the permanent collection of Triennale Design Museum in Milan and it has been exhibited in many international exhibitions and museums, including MoMA in New York.


Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, “Dino Gavina Ultrarazionale Ultramobile”, Editrice Compositori, Milano 1998, pp. 42, 43, 168, 169

Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, “Dino Gavina, collezioni emblematiche del moderno dal 1950 al 1992”, Jaca Book, Milano 1992, p. 47

Virgilio Vercelloni, “L’avventura del design: Gavina” Jaca Book, Milano 1987, p.31, images 14, 15

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