DSC 106 is one of the most famous chairs of the Castelli brand. Designed in 1965 by Giancarlo Piretti, it is still an object with an innovative and fascinating design.
Now an integral part of the history of design, it is present in countless museum collections all over the world. It can certainly be said that, along with other well-known sessions like Plia, by Piretti himself, he played a leading role in defining the scope of the term "Italian design".
The elegant interweaving of lines that define the shapes of DSC 106 has been admired by generations of architects and interior designers who have always recognized the seat not only as a timeless aesthetic quality, but also an extreme functionality and durability. A concrete proof of how Italian design is more than simple creativity, above all for its ability to merge the aesthetic element with ergonomic research, efficiency and usability, the seat is the fruit of the partnership between a great designer, Giancarlo Piretti, and a historic Italian brand: Castelli.
giancarlo piretti was born in bologna in 1940. after studying fine arts at the academy in bologna, he started working as interior designer for anonima castelli, designing products both for home and office use, as well as for the community. in 1969 he conceived plia, one of the company's all-time landmarks, an iconic example of “made in italy” design.
over the years, he was awarded the “compasso d’oro adi” twice: for the vertebra seating system - designed together with emilio ambasz - and for the piretti collection, launched in 1988.