Chrysler to Unité

Carlo Malerba translates iconic architecture to handmade chairs

Design International

A new series of chairs from Italian designer Carlo Malerba takes inspiration from the familiar buildings to let you create a “utopian village” in your own home. Among the seven designs in the series are a factory, a theater, and a condominium building.

"Condominio" (courtesy of Marco Tacchini)

“Condominio” (Courtesy of Marco Tacchini)

There are also interpretations of iconic buildings like the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, the Chrysler Building in New York, and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille designed by Le Corbusier.

"Chrysler" (courtesy of Marco Tacchini)

“Chrysler” (Courtesy of Marco Tacchini)

These designs are available in three sizes, with the smallest standing at around two feet tall and the largest at around four and a half.

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