Saturday, July 30, 2011

Well Worth Talking About

A reader recently asked us for more information regarding the red stool present in a photo we posted a while back. That question got us thinking—exactly how many of those shorties do we have occupying space around the house? A quick scouring revealed an embarrassing truth: we've got seven of 'em littered throughout our interior!

Manufactured by Kartell in 1969, the Rocchetto stool was designed by brothers Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni. These stools were distributed domestically by George Beylerian, and a few of our seat cushions still have the original Beylerian tags affixed underneath. An Italian design museum even has one featured here.

Unfortunately, we're not sure how many other colors these stools were available in, but we know we've seen at least one orange specimen ...from those lucky bastards in Australia. In that case, our requests for overseas shipping quotes were politely declined. Help? 


teddy said...

They are Kartell 4840 "Sgabello"
produce in Italy between 1969 and 1976 (but produce in US, Australia or elsewwhere from ?to ?)
Kartell color information: orange, white or red with black or white cushion
(from museum database)

your yellow and black are apprently local (US or ?) colors ...

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Thanks for the info, Teddy. The Kartell website has "Sgabello" (stool) listed for type and the product name is left blank.

We typically see these stools called Rocchetto (spool--makes sense given their shape). This is also how it is listed on the Triennale Design Museum website:

sgabelli said...

Very nice blog.Every man and woman need furniture in her/his house.Furniture is the best item to create beautiful our house.


Tre said...

I have one of these in blue, pretty cool.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Tre, do you mean the plastic is blue? Never seen one--definitely interested, if you're looking to sell!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hey Guys....!

Just reading back through your blog & thought I'd pop in to offer some assistance if you're still after an orange seat....I'm heading to Texas in September ( I go twice a year) for Round Top....I'd be happy to bring to help out....I bring all my clothing in my carry on leaving my suitcase empty....Generally I fill this with bubblewrap but I reckon I might be able to fit a seat in if I took it apart....?

Enjoy your weekend....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)