This 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.
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…
For further details check out the Iconic Design website here.