Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi
Updated: Jan 5, 2020
Designed in 1951 by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair is a semi-spherical seat resting lightly on a metallic ring structure, supported by four legs. Conceived with an essential frame and universal shape, it harmoniously blends into every environment. With the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi as design partner standing in for the architect, Arper faces the industrialization process of the Bardi’s Bowl Chair with a creative approach, balancing the interpretation of the original design with contemporary advancements in technique and manufacturing, in order to reflect Bo Bardi’s original vision and to meet the abilities and advantages of industrial production.
Hand-crafted by highly skilled manufacturers, in a limited and numbered edition of 500, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair collection includes a black leather edition and a fabric version available in 7 different colors, each matching three sets of cushions. The cushions can come in the same color of the shell, in two different color shades or decorated with patterns inspired by Lina Bo Bardi’s original sketches.