DSC 106


DSC 106 Visitors and conference chairs



DSC 106 is one of the most famous chairs of the Castelli brand. It was designed in 1965 by Giancarlo Piretti and nowadays is still an object with an innovative and attractive design.

The chair has become an integral part of design history and it is present in many museum collections all over the world. Together with Plia and other very well-known chairs, Piretti has played a leading role in defining the scope of the term "Italian Design".

The elegant interweaving of lines that define the forms of DSC 106 has been admired by generations of architects and interior designers who have always recognized the chair not only with a timeless aesthetic quality, but also with an extreme functionality and durability. DSC 106 is a concrete evidence of how the Italian Design is more than just creativity, especially for the ability to blend the aesthetic element with ergonomic research, efficiency and usability; the chair is the one of the best result of the partnership between the designer Giancarlo Piretti and an historical Italian brand: Castelli.
Giancarlo Piretti
Giancarlo Piretti

Giancarlo Piretti, born in Bologna in 1940, studied at the Instituto Statale d' Arte in his hometown. He later worked as an interior designer for Anonima Castelli and designed home furniture series, office furnishing systems and the legendary award-winning Plia chair. During his twelve years with castelli, he developed countless innovative furniture designs primarily in the field of seating.

From the late 1970s, he worked with Emilio Ambasz on award-winning designs including two series of ergonomic seating systems, Vertebra und Dorsal.

He introduced his Piretti Collection in 1988 at NeoCon in Chicago, a series with over 50 different office chairs and seating ensembles. The special thing about them was that the furniture had a patented mechanism on the backrest that allows the chairs to be adjusted to the weight of the user. This collection also won many prizes including the IBD (USA, 1989), the ASID (USA, 1990), the Compasso d'Oro (Italy, 1991) and the G-Mark (Japan, 1992).

The legendary Plia chair belongs to the castelli brand, a design institution that has been a member of the Haworth Group since 1992.