In the late 1980's Lella and Massimo Vignelli were commissioned to design a television set for the broadcasting of the news. It would usher in a new approach to news broadcasting: rather than simply “talking heads”, people would now be shot full body. The “Intervista” armchair was designed to fit this purpose: an evolution of the bucket-style chair, carefully designed to ensure the maximum comfort of the user and a posture that does not affect their tone of voice. Intervista is an armchair with a supporting structure, for the shell and seat, in steel upholstered with moulded polyurethane. The seat spring system consists of elastic belts. The upholstery of the Intervista armchair is in Pelle Frau® leather. There are two other variants: Intervista Twist, with an even larger and more comfortable seat, has one-way front castors and swivel rear castors. Meanwhile, Intervista 360° has a swivel base and can rotate about itself.
|Lella & Massimo Vignelli
Lella Vignelli was born in Udine and graduated in architecture in Venice. Massimo Vignelli was born in Milan in 1931 and studied architecture in Milan and Venice. Their work includes graphic design, corporate image work for industry, signs and industrial design; they design furniture, interiors and exhibition installations. Originally based in Milan and since 1965 in New York, the studio works with some of the most important american and European companies and institutions.