This project interprets every detail with simplicity, comfort and versatility in mind. Olimpia by Vico Magistretti is characterised by sled legs with footrest and anatomical curved beech shell covered in white with a visible edge in natural maple or wengè-stained oak. Available in a padded version as well, it is very practical because it is stackable.
FRAME: matt black powder-coated steel. Thermoplastic feet and spacer.
BODY: bent beech plywood, coated in white laminate with visible edge in beech plywood or veneer in natural oak, aniline-dyed
wengè oak, finished with transparent water-based or solvent-based coating.
UPHOLSTERED SEAT: frame in bent beech plywood, padded with polyurethane foam with light polyester velvet.
For the FR (Fire Resistant) versions on request, the filling materials comply with the current regulations.
EXTERNAL COVER: non-removable cover in fabric or leather
Architect and designer, studied at Politecnico di Torino and Champ Universitarie Italien in Losanne. Graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1945. immediately after graduating from Politecnico, Vico Magistretti began his career working with the architect Paolo Chessa at the firm owned and run by his father Pier Giulio Magistretti on via Conservatorio, now Fondazione Studio Magistretti aimed at promoting his life and career.
Important figure within the history of Italian architecture and Design, he made a name of himself thanks to designs, products and his academic career. Magistretti’s research has been continuous – into design, the culture of the project and innovative experimentation with materials and space solutions, not to mention shapes and functions far from the rigours of fashions that passed through during the years.