Fritz Hansen Celebrates With Carimate
An anniversary edition armchair celebrating 100 years of Vico Magistretti (1920 – 2006).
Bold personality and detailed construction make Fritz Hansen’s anniversary edition Carimate truly special.
The armchair honors Vico Magistretti who designed the original red Carimate in 1959 for the golf club Carimate in Italy. The details make this anniversary edition by Fritz Hansen truly special.
‘The Carimate is a special chair with a lot of presence and personality. Vico Magistretti made a modern classic with this design. It’s strong alone or around a dining table,’ says Christian Andresen, Fritz Hansen’s head of design.
Every chair is individually numbered for authenticity and longevity. A brass plaque under each seat marks its unique number.
The flag line seat is inspired by the original straw seat, honouring the original aesthetic, without risking the organic decay associated with natural straw. Fritz Hansen has used European, GMO- free flax for the flag line – 110 meters are woven by hand to create the beautiful, organic seat.
The frame is made from FSC-certified beech wood, meaning it comes from forests that are sustainably managed. Small changes to the seat height and backrest design have been made for comfort. And the chair is available in red and black lacquer to honor earlier versions of the design.
All in all, this is a homage to Magistretti and a decorative ‘must-have’ for collectors and fans of Magistretti design.
Carimate will be in stores from October 6, honoring Magistretti´s birthday.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Born into a family of notable Milanese architects, Italian designer Vico Magistretti was rigid in his philosophy: there is no excuse for bad design.
Dubbed one of the founding fathers of Italian design, he was widely celebrated for his experimental yet strikingly harmonious work that ranged from sleek, high concept furnishings to elaborate architectural façades.
Founded in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen is a global leader in furniture, lighting and accessory design and production. Driven by a passion for beauty, quality, and craftsmanship, the company embodies a modern, Nordic lifestyle and collaborates with visionary artists, designers, and architects from around the world. The brand has collaborated with Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Hans J. Wegner, Piero Lissoni, and Poul Kjærholm, among others.
Today Fritz Hansen designs are sold in more than 85 countries through 2,000 points of sale, including flagship stores in Copenhagen, San Francisco, New York, Milan, and Tokyo. The company employs 260 people worldwide and maintains its headquarters north of Copenhagen, serving design- passionate customers through contract and retail.
For more information, visit fritzhansen.com