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Zanotta 1960s Throw-Away armchair

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I have no idea why the Zanotta Throw-Away armchair is so named – because at this price, the last you’ll be doing is throwing it onto the local tip.

Aside from that, this is a really cool 1960s period design from Willie Landels, producing an award-winning, box-like chair with no frame – all that bulk is from solid polyurethane, with an outer cover in choice of fabric or leather to finish things off.

Dating back to 1965 (a bit like the grainy picture above) and available once more from Zanotta, the Throw-Away armchair is yours from £1,494. A sofa version is also available, priced from £2,058.

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  • Joe

    The designers idea was really a “throw-away” product. Only foamed rubber and plastic coverings. That was not expensive in 1965. (Fabrics and leather were introduced later.) Simple and ingenious. But the yearly price-increases changed it to an expensive italian “designer-sofa”.