Wow! I wanted these. I wanted these black lacquer Post Modern dining chairs so badly in the 1970s! Now I have a set of six to offer to you. These are made by Pietro Costantini one of the premier furniture makers in Italy. And, although not tagged as such, were most likely imported and sold by Ello Furniture. They are comprised of a black lacquered frame with a tripod base with two front legs and the back single leg which is also the back of the chair. This chair back and leg is made up of 12 slats connect by a broad band at their top, a broader one at the seat placement and a narrower one at the bottom. So simple and yet so stunning.
Costantini Pietro began almost 100 years ago in 1922. A great family passion for wood resulted in the beginning of a dream with a small workshop which grew by the beginning of the 1950s into an industry with a wide range of seating and tables destined for distributors and international importers. Their success was built on their belief in Italian quality being about accuracy and details, experience and excellence, skilled craftsmen and control. By the 1980s the brand Costantini Pietro was entrenched and considered synonymous with luxury lifestyle, sophisticated modernity, and furniture to stand the test of time by interpreting the elegant and evolved taste of an international audience. They are still in operation today.
Ello Furniture was founded in Chicago by Lothar Molton in 1956, a few years after fleeing Nazi Germany with his family. In 1968 he moved the company to Rockford, Illinois and in 2010 it closed its doors. Ello’s motto was Contemporary Furniture of Distinction combined with Function plus Spectacular Glamour.
Ello’s motto and Costantini Pietro’s belief perfectly describes these wonderful chairs! You must make them yours.