Design: attributed to Giancarlo Palanti
São Paulo, Brazil, 1952
Wood, fabric upholstery by Janet Yonati 100% Mohair velvet
This model, published on Habitat 1 (1950), was manufactured in diverse types of wood (jacaranda, cabreuva, simple playwood) and for long time has been attributed to Lina due to the fact that she was the director of the magazine and the author of the specific article “Moveis Novos” through which Lina wanted to present the work of the Estúdio Palma.
The rightful attribution of this model to Giancarlo Palanti is a result of the keen research conducted by Anna Carboncini (IB Archive) for Nilufar gallery across the Palanti Archive located at the University of San Paolo, Brazil.
In the studio’s system this armchair was named P9. Lately, the Brazilian researcher Sergio Gandhi Campos renamed the P9 armchair with the name Tridente, as it makes it easier to recognize the furniture. The Tridente, is an iteration of the Estúdio Palma much explored BOOMERANG formal element. It also refers to the three-headed spear of Neptune, the god of the sea, and Shiva, the Hindu god of creation.
Literature: Habitat n. 1, 1950, p.53‐59; Enciclopédia da Mulher, ed. Globo, 1958, p. 80
64 x 84 x h 88 cm
25.2 x 33.1 x 34.6 in