Pair of Post-Modern Memphis style cantilever armchairs in burgundy hide leather with matching painted metal frames.
Model 712 chair by Polflex, Italy c,1984. (Rare full coloured version).
850 h x 545 w x 570 d mm
465 seat h mm
Rare Italian Memphis cantilever chairs.
Polflex was founded in 1938 by Italian upholsterer, Francesco Urbani. The company went on to design cutting edge furniture made from metal. This design was created a lot later in 1984, right within the period of Milano's Memphis era.
The rear back sling and seat sling are made of hardened hide leather that is built around a tubular steel frame. Under the seat, a variety of springs are tensioned and joined by a metal bracket. This results in a chair that is extremely sturdy and long-lasting with a traditional cantilever's slight bounce.
The arms are covered in leather, with the joins completed with a wide top over-stitch and black edging.
I've also noticed that the frame on this edition is painted to match the colour of the leather; I haven't seen any other examples of this, making this full colour 712 chair an even more rare version.
Overall condition is consistent with age. All defects have been photographed. There is the usual wear and tear as expected, however this item presents very well.
These chairs have been part restored with the spring under-section re-done and eyeleted for longevity.
Leather has been conditioned & cleaned, though there are some basic scratches to the leather.
There are a few scratches to the metal work, which stands out a little.