The Bowl chair is as chic today as it was when Lina Bo Bardi first designed it in 1951.
The iconic Bowl chair was designed in 1951 by Italian architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi, who was—to say the least—a woman ahead of her time. She worked as an architect before World War II, and after her studio was destroyed by bombs, she became an activist in the resistance movement. After the war, she and her husband moved to Brazil, where she focused on industrial and interior design and created this revolutionary semispherical chair. The handcrafting of the chair is now authorized by her institute through Arper, which makes limited editions of only 500. The company has just introduced three new colors—sand, shiny blue and iridescent brown—giving this storied midcentury-modern classic a bright future. Price upon request, Studio Como, Denver