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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Vico Magistretti, Italian, 1920–2006
Manufacturer: Artemide, USA, American branch of Italian firm, founded 1959

Selene Chair

designed 1968

Red molded fiber glass

29 3/4 × 15 5/8 × 18 in. (75.6 × 39.7 × 45.7 cm)
seat: 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Fund
The Italian designer Vico Magistretti created this fiberglass stacking chair, manufactured by Artemide, USA. Light and easily portable, the chair was ideal for casual seating arrangements. In 1973 this chair and others were purchased as seating furniture for the multimedia lounge of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Mabel Brady Garvan Galleries.
Made in United States
20th century

Purchased as seating furniture for the multi-media lounge of the Mabel Brady Garvan Galleries, Yale University Art Gallery.


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), 298-299, no. 289, ill.

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.