Without a doubt, Sella is one of the great icons of Italian design from the 20th century. The stool’s design was coined by the brothers Castiglioni, Achille and Pier Giacomo that created it in 1957. In its time the chair was evaluated radical, which is why it only entered the serial production in 1983 by the Italian premium manufacturer Zanotta.
Its elegance does nearly appear bizarre regarding its seat that is a traditional racing bicycle seat. Placed on a pink lacquered steel rod and ending in a robust cast-iron foot, a composition appears that magically forms a harmonious and noble object.
Sella is considered an extreme design of the creative team together with the Mezzadro stool that has a tractor seat as sitting area. With Sella, the Castiglioni brothers prove their sense for converting everyday objects into original designs.
Thereby the stool stands typically for the whole Zanotta collection that displays the Italian design from the 20th century, and all of it until today.