Telami is an Italian manufacturer of beautiful and functional handmade furniture with an iconic design. Telami reinterprets the italian tradition in a contemporary way. Warp and weft are at the heart of the Telami products; fabric, with its infinite variations of textures, colors, and materials, is the best expression of the identity and lifestyle of the person who chooses it.
The first two outcomes of this design journey are the Tripolina folding chair and the Director’s Chair, two icons rediscovered and reinterpreted with innovative materials, colors, and intended use, for a contemporary and indisputably Italian style.
Two legendary chairs, the Tripolina and the Director’s Chair: foldable, lightweight, strong, and long-lasting. Their functionality and iconic elegance made them the absolute across-the-board protagonists of the aesthetic imagery of the 1900s.
They were featured on the covers of trendy magazines as well as in the homes and gardens of legendary figures, such as Theodore Roosevelt, and were chosen by artists and intellectuals the likes of Italo Calvino, Chet Baker, Alfred Hitchcock, and Federico Fellini.
Having become international icons and symbols of Italian style, the late 1900s saw their decline as inexpensive plastic chairs took over. Some small manufacturers, however, have safeguarded their secrets until now…
Telami is now writing a new chapter in this history: entrusting the original designs and skillful hands of the historic manufacturers, brings the legacy of a glorious past back to life combining it with the needs and tastes of contemporary life.
On Debou we present a wide variety of colours of these two legendary chairs.
The iconic Tripolina folding chair in the ash wood teak finishing frame and a water-repellent fabric is perfectly suitable for outdoor uses. The Meditettaneo line features velvety texture and mélange nuances. Available in mustard yellow, violet or terracotta.
The legendary director's chair in a beech wood teak finishing frame and a water-repellent fabric. The Triennale collection is characterized by the stonewashed treatment which gives the fabric a vintage look. Available in blue jeans, green-beige or smoked grey.