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Paolo & Gabriele Levaggi

Paolo & Gabriele Levaggi Woodworker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 -12:00 / 14:30 - 19:00 and Saturday 8:30 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+39 0185383092
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Continuing the Chiavari chair tradition

  • • Paolo’s and Gabriele’s chairs are handmade from local wood
  • • The Chiavari chair was first made in 1807
  • • They shape and interpret every single component

Brothers, Paolo and Gabriele Levaggi continue a family tradition that started in 1963. They are dedicated to the entirely artisanal production of the renowned Chiavari chair, or Chiavarina: a lightweight, robust and elegant chair invented in 1807 by cabinetmaker Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi from Chiavari, on the Ligurian coast of Italy. In the 19th century this chair was enormously successful, and its revival was brought about in the following century thanks to the Superleggera chair designed by Gio Ponti in 1955. “We chose to embrace this craft,” say Paolo and Gabriele, “because we are passionate about the processing of the raw material, for the creative aspect of the craft and above all for the awareness that our work represents a national cultural heritage.”

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Works

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Armchair Campanino 900

This chair was designed by a different artisan in Chiavari in the first part of the 1900s. Its style recalls the classic Chiavari Chair, minus the typical ornaments of the 19th century. It embodies the connection between the early classic Chiavari chair tradition and the modern movement tendencies.

Height 91.5 cm
Height 46 cm
Depth 54 cm
Width 53 cm

Paolo & Gabriele Levaggi Woodworker
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Chair Campanino 900

This versatile chair is a model developed by a different artisan in Chiavari in the first part of the 1900s. Its style recalls the classic Chiavari Chair, minus the typical ornaments of the 19th century. It embodies the connection between the early classic Chiavari chair tradition and the modern movement tendencies. Its simple style is greatly appreciated in modern settings.

Height 88 cm
Height 46 cm
Depth 43.5 cm
Width 40 cm

Paolo & Gabriele Levaggi Woodworker
Photo: © Fratelli Levaggi
Chair Suarez

The Suarez model represents a synthesis between the tradition of Chiavari and the continuous formal research that characterises the factory. The structure of the chair is reduced to the essential and every element is designed to be minimal without compromising the robustness. It was designed by the Architect Stefano Suarez.

Height 85 cm
Height 46 cm
Depth 47 cm
Width 41 cm

Paolo & Gabriele Levaggi Woodworker
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Armchair Campanino Classica

The Campanino Classica Armchair is one of the earliest designs born in Chiavari at the beginning of the 19th century. It was designed and made by the skilled cabinetmaker, Gaetano Descalzi and is characterised by its modern touch and neoclassical elements. It is considered as the archetype of the Italian handmade chair and the queen of the Chiavari chair tradition.

Height 91.5 cm
Height 46 cm
Depth 56 cm
Width 51 cm

Paolo & Gabriele Levaggi Woodworker
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Stool Campanino 900

This beech wood stool was developed by the company to complete the line Campanino 900. It is one of the most versatile models and is adaptable to all kinds of furniture. Its simple elegance is greatly appreciated in modern settings. It comes in two different heights to match any kitchen top or restaurant bar.

Height 88 cm
Height 46 cm
Depth 43.5 cm
Width 40 cm

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