Iconic new Lambretta chair

Iconic Design LI-150-chairThis is a must have for the modern Lambrettista equipping the world coolest office… or home. I’ve seen something similar based upon *cough “another scooter” …but it didn’t have half the cachet of these iconic pieces.

Although you might want to simply display these chairs as a piece of art,  you’ll be glad to know they do work as fully functioning chairs.

Each chair is hand built and can be fully customised to your requirements… the model from an LI Series 1 to a GP/DL… the colour, either traditional Lambretta colours or custom colours, and the chrome badges… even the colour of the leather and how it’s stitched. You can even add your own company branding.

They are the brainchild of Jim Piester, founder of Johannesburg (South Africa) based Iconic Design. Jim, who is behind the whole idea, is a Lambretta rider himself (his is the candy orange GP you can glimpse behind the chair, or better in this post), and has been since the age of 16. His background in manufacturing engineering, including a 9 year stint at Rolls Royce and Bentley, have paid off in his attention to detail in the finishing of the final chair.

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Jim has other products already in the pipeline, including a Lambretta inspired sofa, armchair and bar stools. There is also a Series One version, including a working headlight… how cool is THAT?

The pricing seems remarkably reasonable too…

£951 +postage for a GP chair (DL/GP or electronic)

£1,035 + postage for a Series Two chair (Li or TV)

£1,100 + postage for a Series One with working headlight (Li or TV)

£1,079 + postage for a Series Three chair (SX, Special and TV)

Compare what you’d pay for the V*spa version… (Google it, I’m not linking to it) and you’ll see how favourably these compare pricewise. Designwise, there’s NO comparison.

Update: Here’s a rather lovely GP200 Electronic version Jim’s currently working on…gp200_12 electronic_1

For further details check out the Iconic Design website here.


4 thoughts on “Iconic new Lambretta chair

  1. Hmm regardless of price (I cannot find a way to justify £1000+ on a chair – that’s the TS1 kit, front disc brake & decent exhaust on my Lamby!) I do think the Vespa chairs look better, even if more outrageously priced!


    • Horses for courses I suppose. You can pay nearly a grand for a simple Aeron office chair, and while some people might be buying it for the ergonomics, I suspect most are buying it for the iconic brand value. The Vespa chairs are nice, and a great idea, but like you say… 25% more than the Lammie ones. And I prefer the Lambretta ones… especially when you can specify the model, the colour and any customisation. That’s their point of difference. That and the quality of the finish. If I had a nice office, car showroom, art gallery or even den, and a few quid to spare, I would snap them up… not so much as simply a chair but a statement piece and a talking point. The one I really want to see is the Series One with working headlight… that really will make a statement. I reckon we’ll see one of these (either Vespa or Lambretta) in a movie sometime in the not too distant…


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