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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Giancarlo Piretti, Italian, born 1940
Manufacturer: Anonima Castelli Company, Italian
Manufacturer: Krueger Metal Products, Incorporated, American

Plia folding chair

designed 1969

Clear plastic and aluminum

29 1/4 × 18 1/4 × 19 5/8 in. (74.3 × 46.4 × 49.8 cm)
seat: 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm)
Mrs. James C. Greenway Fund
1973.77.5
Geography: 
Made in Bologna, Italy
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

James Furniture, Palisades Park, N.J.; Mrs. James C. Greenway Fund.

Bibliography: 

Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 297-298, no. 287, ill.

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 85.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.