Cerruti BaleriBaleri Italia was founded in 1984 as a company manufacturing quality furniture with a high design content by Enrico Baleri, a creative and cultured entrepreneur. This was a natural evolution of his activity of research and development in the design area, started at the end of the 60's. The path towards a personal interpretation of the design process led to the creation of Baleri Italia, a company that since the beginning developed products with strong formal and functional qualities with the support of an innovative Research Department and a constant activity of talent-scouting.
This activity brought the discovery of new talents, the first being a young Philippe Starck, and added to the continuous technological experimentation that made Baleri Italia an innovator in materials and manufacturing techniques and product solutions. The design and manufacturing process was always ruled by the company’s philosophy that set Man and his environment at the centre of the project, and by the high technical qualities of the products that make them timeless objects, suitable for a multitude of environments. While collaborating with successful designers such as Alessandro Mendini, Angelo Mangiarotti and Denis Santachiara among others, Baleri Italia helped launched several new talents such as Philippe Starck, Hannes Wettstein and Luigi Baroli. At the same time Baleri Italia was also awarded many international prizes: among them the Compasso d’Oro in 1994 for Cartoons, part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in NY since 2001, the nomination for the Caprichair in 1994, Lisa chair in 2001 and the corporate image in 1987 and 2001.
In 2004 Nino Cerruti became a majority share holder of Baleri Italia which eventually led to a complete acquisition of the company. Through this acquisition, Nino Cerruti has brought his experience from the textile and fashion industry in order to produce a design collection that is sensitive towards the needs of today’s society and markets. The product collection is more that ever a design collection that stays true to its heritage and steers clearly away from a styling or lifestyle approach. The resulting pieces are innovative, functional and elegant, but also playful and surprising. The design heritage of Baleri and the force and creative experience of Cerruti have joined into a truly unique and authentic company: Cerruti Baleri.
The Mari by Baleri is a fully upholstered chair, with a flexible backrest, and flexible armrests for the armchair version. Classic and elegant, the chair and armchair are available in a technical fabric or in leather. no arms: w 22" x sh 17.3" x d 2...