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Giancarlo Piretti was born in Bologna, Italy in 1940. Piretti attended the Istituto Statale d’Arte (State Institute of Art) in Bologna until 1960. From 1963 until 1970, Piretti taught at his alma mater. After finishing his studies, Piretti was employed by Anonima Castelli, where he served as head of development and head designer until 1972. In 1969, Piretti came up with a design hit: the Plia folding chair.
Piretti collaborated with Emilio Ambasz on designing ergonomic office furniture, including the appropriately named Vertebra and Dorsal flexible office chairs. Vertebra, introduced in 1976, is the first automatically adjustable office chair, designed to respond and adapt to the movements of the user's body and provide comfort and support. The Vertebra chair won the ID Award for Excellence of Design in 1977 and a Compasso d’Oro in 1981. Piretti won a Compasso d’Oro in 1991 for the “Piretti Collection” line of chairs, armchairs and easy chairs.
FOUND THIS BEAUTY AT ST.VINNES FOR CHEAP AND IT IS IN EXECELLENT CONDITION I KNOW THE LIGHTING IS A LITTLE OFF :) SORRY:)