Gastone Rinaldi

In 1948 Gastone Rinaldi (1920 - 2006) became the owner of RIMA, a Paduan company specializing in the production of metal furniture, founded by his father Mario in 1920. During this position he discovered his vocation as a designer, which led him to revolutionize the repertoire of the brand with modern and avant-garde models, born from his deep knowledge of metals. Rinaldi makes different types of furniture that became an emblem of the transition from artisan production to industrial production in the 50s in Italy, especially chairs, where the metal composition is predominant. He collaborated, among others, with Gio Ponti in the design of the DU10 chair in plywood and iron rod, an element that became his distinctive feature, and which reappeared in most of his most famous chairs, such as the DU30 armchair, made of iron and foam rubber, winner of the Compasso d'Oro in 1954.

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