Poltrona Frau presents a special edition of Sanluca, the iconic armchair designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, featuring an original cover based on a work by the graphic artist Max Huber.
In an edition of just 100 pieces, the initiative celebrates two important dates: 100 years since the birth of Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) and 50 years since the death of Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (1913-1968). This is much more than a mere limited edition: it is a cultural project around the visionary chair created by the brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1960.
Sanluca Limited Edition comes from careful philological, conceptual and emotional research with the aim of commemorating the extraordinary bond between Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and their intense interaction with the Swiss graphic artist Max Huber. The Castiglioni brothers and Huber collaborated on important exhibit design projects, forging a strong personal friendship.
Poltrona Frau has taken a work on paper from the archives of Max Huber dating back to 1968, titled Onde Geofisiche, an intense abstract creation that has been transformed into a precious fabric that now covers the sculptural waves of the limited edition 2018 of Sanluca, an armchair designed by means of a process of subtraction, whose guiding principle, as Achille Castiglioni said, was “only what is strictly necessary.”
Sanluca is a concentrate of fantasy, friendship, craftsmanship and technology: an exemplary, iconic project, a moment of intense creativity that has lasted over time.
Sanluca Limited Edition – of only 100 pieces: 50 in the mainly black cover and 50 in white – is the result of research conducted by Marco Romanelli and Poltrona Frau Stile & Design Center, in collaboration with Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, Studio Arch. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Archivio Max Huber.
The launch of the limited edition took place in the spaces of the Milan showroom of Poltrona Frau at Via Manzoni 30, coordinated with the opening on 5 October of the major retrospective A Castiglioni at Triennale di Milano.