The carriage and stature reminds me of a distinguished gentleman. Tre Pezzi means 3 pieces. Makes sense, right?
You can currently find new versions at Cassina, but if you want the real thing, these are incredibly hard to find. I was once looking for an original, and I had a dealer LAUGH IN MY FACE when they realized I was serious.
This midcentury style was designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, and is one of my favorite all time finds.
A while back, someone sent me a couple of pictures of this catalog from Crate and Barrel saying, “Look! Colored chairs- you’re ahead of the curve!” (Referring to my table with multicolored chairs set, aka the project that would never end!)
I just love getting messages like this one.
Even coming across it in my email this morning made me smile, because, after all, who doesn’t want to be ahead of the curve!?
I’m slowly buy surely finishing up this dining set. I had a very specific vision of how this set should look, and am so picky about color that it has been difficult to get it right. I actually ended up going to Tiffany in order to grab a catalog to have the color matched for this paint. It’s only the first coat of paint and I’m absolutely IN LOVE with these babies!
Obviously this set is going to be good for someone who loves bright colors (coming from someone who loves brights: I painted this room hot pink to emphasize a lime green kitchen.)
I just bought these babies at my favorite Goodwill. I saw them about a week ago, couldn’t get them out of my head, then realized it just must be fate when I saw a similar set at a friend’s house on Easter Sunday. I headed back to Goodwill, and low and behold, they were sitting there, under a pile of junk. There were only three of the four left, and one was in pretty bad shape, so I opted for a set of two.
I’m really loving the backs of these chairs and the details on the legs. I think I’m just going to stain them a little darker and cover the seats with a traditional looking graphic patterned fabric. Looking forward to sharing the end results!!