The meeting between Lodovico Acerbis and Giotto Stoppino marks one of the most important historical moments for both the company and the design industry: an unusual form of collaboration where the designer’s vast professional experience merges with that of the entrepreneur.
An eclectic and visionary artist, an undisputed master of Italian creativity, Nanda Vigo was a protagonist of the Milanese and European cultural scene of the 1960s, who distinguished herself through her language capable of integrating art, architecture and design.
She conceived and produced the Due Più armchair almost as a game, in 1971. While working on the design of a chair with a chrome-plated tubular iron structure, the idea of using rollers as seat and back was born. From this hypothesis, she tried to realise the chair with two upholstered cylinders covered with Mongolian fur: thus was born the iconic chair that is now recognised all over the world.
Made exclusively on commission and according to Vigo’s architectural and design work, the Due Più armchair is now being mass-produced by Acerbis for the first time.
When one is invited to sit in it for the first time, its peculiar appearance generates some uncertainty, which is overcome after a few moments thanks to its ergonomics and comfort in all three of its modes of use: regular sitting, side sitting with the support of one arm on the upper roller, and reverse sitting, where the backrest becomes the perfect support for the forearms.
Due Più is the expression of Nanda Vigo’s two creative souls: in the light-reflecting tubular metal structure we find her as an architect faithful to minimal geometry, in the voluminous and sumptuous fur shines her eccentric, pioneering, free personality.