New Favorite Find History: Vintage Rattan Ottoman by Franco Albini

One of my new favorite finds is this mid century rattan ottoman in the style of Franco Albini. And who is that guy you might ask? Fair enough, keep reading.

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Franco Albini (1905 - 1977) was an Italian architect and interior designer who followed the neo-rationalism. His furniture designs are among some of the most celebrated of the 1950s and 60s, working with infamous design companies such as Gio Ponti, Knoll and Vittorio over the course of his career. His work connected the worlds of high-quality and well-thought craft with industrialization and mass production. A material such as rattan kept the cost low but allowed for intricate designs that could showcase a beautiful design.

Some other cool rattan pieces by Albini:

Photo courtesy of John Salibello 

Photo courtesy of One Kings Lane Kelly Wearstler sale

Photo courtesy of Luna 

Photo courtesy of Tishu Gallery

My favorite part of the ottoman at E.R.Miller is the concentric arches on the top. 

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