Iconic and famous chairs from the Artemide Company; since its debut on the market, the famous Selene Chair designed by Vico Magistretti has stood out as an elegant and functional type of seating. The conception of this piece of the furniture helped to demonstrate that even from the use of technologies, something refined and not just useful could be born. Mass-produced, the Selene is technically made by a single molding and pressing action of fiberglass-reinforced polyester injection molding.
Vico Magistretti decided to solve the structural problem of the legs by opting for an "S" shape that gave greater strength to the plastic sheet only 3 millimeters thick. The "S" leg maintains the rigidity of the seat and prevents the seat from bending under the user's weight. It is now a cult object and true collectible design product. Selene is a chair designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, practical and handy and its particular shape allows it to be stacked. Soft, rounded lines are typical of the 1970s Space Age.
Vico Magistretti, born in Milan in 1920, is one of the most important Italian masters of design understood as a project in its broadest sense, extended to all aspects of living; from the architecture of buildings to the most diverse interiors to objects and furnishings that have become legendary, such as precisely the Selene chair. The furniture, lamps, and objects he designed can be found all over the world, and the most important design museums have dedicated exhibitions to him and welcomed his works into their permanent collections.