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P32

1956

ABV Collection

The P32 armchair was designed by Osvaldo Borsani in 1956. Unlike other models that appeared in the same period, it boasted an innovative combination of seat movements.

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The P32 armchair is not only able to swivel and return automatically to its original position, but also incorporates a backrest pivot mechanism.

The armchair’s characteristic swiveling action made it ideal for rest and conversation in the office or the home, and for reception areas in general. The design is equally valid today. The structure is in steel tube with reinforcement ties. The arms are integrated in the shape of the backrest. 

The flexible polyurethane foam padding can be upholstered in fabric or leather. The base comes with a paint finish in matt dark grey or satin nickel.

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Iconic yet contemporary

The elegant seat is iconic in aesthetic thanks to its organic and yet minimal shape: armrests and backrest merge together in a welcoming and human-designed soft shell which is supported on light and delicate metal rod legs, for a suspended feeling. 

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Unique and welcoming

The timeless aesthetic attract attention and makes P32 eye-catching element of every interior. The armchair is chosen for creating rooms with the highest level of beauty and elegance, together with top quality and comfort for a unique welcoming effect. 

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Automatic return invention

From Domus magazine - “Nuova poltrona per la serie”, no. 342, May 1958 - we learn that the P32 mechanism, which automatically brings the chair back to the pre-set position, was conceived for maintaining tidy and elegant the space after the people get up. Right after the mechanism became a cult and it was applied for a patent as a “swivel armchair with an adjustable spring-loaded, front-hinged back”.

Patent no. 70941 issued on 5 January 1959.