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vintage design kartell vertebra chairs




Besides interesting to look at, these office chairs designed by Emilio Ambasz and Giancarlo Piretti for Kartell (1978) are very ergonomic and were meant to be an extension of the user's body. The seat automatically adjusts to movements, hence the name 'Vertebra'. As they were originally meant as an office chair they'll be a great addition to your work-from-home situation, but the interesting design makes them a great addition to any room of the house.
We have six pieces available in total, two pieces reupholstered in taupe skai and four pieces reupholstered in creme skai. By restoring the upholstery of the seats we extended the lifespan of these vintage design chairs.

Product info

Designer / producer
Emilio Ambasz and Giancarlo Piretti for Kartell, 1978

Seventies design, Italian Design, Ergonomic Design

60cm wide x 50cm deep x 81cm high

In excellent vintage condition with small traces of use appropriate for the age of the item, reupholstered.


The Netherlands + Belgium
We offer doorstep delivery to customers in the Netherlands (€50) and Belgium (€95) within 5 - 14 days. Our transport partner DG Express will provide a delivery date proposal and tracking link per text message. If you need in-home delivery, please discuss the options and costs with our transport partner.

Shipping within the EU
For selected EU countries estimated shipping costs are added in the check out. Please contact us for an accurate shipping quote if you'd like to order multiple pieces. International delivery is estimated to take up 3 - 6 weeks, contact us for express shipping.

Shipping outside of EU
Contact us for a shipping quote or arrange shipping yourself, more information on our FAQ page under shipping info


Online purchases can be returned within 14 days, please check our return info and/or terms & conditions for more information.

Prop rental & sourcing

Most vintage items are also available for rent! Go to the prop rental page for more info, rates and to send us a request.

Looking for more than one piece, another color, or something similar? We can source vintage items for you. Contact us at

Doorstep delivery in 5 - 14 days

Conscious choice

Packed in recycled materials

International shipping

Prop rental and sourcing possible

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