Delfino Armchair

Designed by Erberto Carboni for arflex

Delfino Armchair

Orbaco 01/Black Lacquer Finish


Erberto Carboni's Delfino Armchair, a design masterpiece for arflex from the mid-1950s, showcases thoughtful proportions and the harmonious interplay of curves and angles.

The chair's defining feature lies in its graceful silhouette, with meticulously upholstered surfaces that seamlessly flow and embrace the body.The angular profile resembles the graceful form of a dolphin ("delfino" in Italian), adds an extra layer of poetic inspiration to its design.
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Erberto Carboni, born in 1914 in Rome, Italy, was a prominent architect and designer recognized for his influential contributions to mid-century modern Italian design. Trained as an architect, Carboni developed a keen interest in industrial design, leading him to become a pivotal figure in Italy's post-war design scene.

His designs, characterized by clean lines, functionality, and a harmonious balance between form and function, earned him acclaim. Carboni collaborated with renowned Italian furniture companies, including arflex, where he played a significant role in shaping the brand's design language.


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  • Width: 28”
  • Depth: 35”
  • Height: 35”


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arflex is an influential Italian furniture company founded in 1947, recognized for its pioneering use of foam rubber in design, exemplified by iconic pieces like the "Delfino" Armchair. Renowned for collaborations with leading designers, arflex seamlessly merges innovation with timeless aesthetics, offering a range of contemporary furniture celebrated for its comfort, functionality, and enduring style.