The listing price here is OFFERS OVER $1500 for all 6 chairs! The purpose of our OFFERS OVER listings is to give everyone who regularly visits the iNVISeDGE website (or follows us on Instagram) an opportunity to firstly see the listing, then ample chance to discuss the item with their partner or interior designer/s and get back to me with their best offer. I have no intention of playing one person off the other or instigating bidding wars. In an auction situation, people often get ruled by emotion. The offers over situation gives everyone an opportunity to make ONE OFFER with a level head. This is business- there is no place for emotion when simple numbers are involved. The first bidder will be the ONLY person given an opportunity to revise their offer and make a second if they wish to. EVERYONE ELSE WILL GET ONE OFFER ONLY!!! I’d be surprised if this suite sells in less than 2-3 weeks unless of course someone comes in early with an offer we can’t refuse. NO listing in an offers over situation will be sold in less than 5 days though. If you email us an offer that’s over our reserve price (ie. $1500 for 6 chairs) and you don’t hear back from me, please SMS or call Michael on 0412 757 348 (some of our emails are blocked and never seen).
These 6 Casala chairs are being sold under consignment by a regular iNVISeDGE seller in GEELONG, South of Melbourne. I have another 4 chairs- vintage originals- (also unpainted white in fully original condition) in my Brisbane depot- I’m not 100% sure if I want to part with those though (I want some Casalas for myself). If you want more than 6 of these chairs let me know and I’ll consider it.
Interstate freight can be arranged through one of our preferred furniture carriers for a reasonable additional fee (APPROX. $200 for all 6 of these chairs to go to Sydney) or you can use a furniture carrier of your choice.
Background Info and Provenance
In my opinion this is THE best outdoor chair design ever made for under-covered outdoor areas. They’re just stunning! My vendor had a heap of fun photographing these- they look incredible from EVERY angle. Stylish, sinewy but with a dash of “pop-art” added to the mix- these are more than just beautiful!
It is very hard to find Casala chairs in incredible ORIGINAL condition! After 5o years of use, these look like they are only a few years old- how amazing is that? These chairs truly have stood the test of time. And put quite simply, they tick EVERY box.
One thing I really love about this design is that they stack. This means you can have 4 or 6 permanently set up in your outdoor area and have an extra stack somewhere if you want to extend your outdoor suite for alfresco dinner parties at home (hopefully we will all get to do this again soon!). The durability is what gets these vintage Casalas the biggest tick of approval though. These chairs are almost 50 YEARS old- look at them! No guessing the quality on offer here. Many Casala chairs are very weathered after all these years (most can only be restored by taking them to a smash repairer to get professionally two-packed with paint which is very expensive). These need no restoration, they’re in full original condition and look amazing!
The Casala chair (also known as the Casalino) is a design classic. Stylish, stunning BUT incredibly TIMELESS- the Casala will never go out style. Designed in the mid-1970’s in Germany by Alexander Begge, the Casalino looks cutting edge even by today’s standards- imagine the sensation these caused back in the 1970’s. This was THE outdoor chair to have. You could find Casalino chairs scattered around sparkling, aquamarine pools in Hollywood, in the most exclusive residences in the Greek islands, even the hippest of Sydney hotels back in the day. Picture the tanned starlets in the 1970’s lounging in this iconic chair between dips in the pool. To top it off this design is super-comfortable too- the angles are spot-on (you just seem to melt into these). The design has armrests for extra comfort but this is not a big and cumbersome chair at all. Casalas are equally glam inside or out. (I had a customer- way back in 2004- who purchased a set of Casala chairs from iNVISeDGE to use in a studio apartment in Sydney- he moved his chairs between his inside area and small balcony).
These chairs have not only avoided landfill, they’ve INCREASED in value since the 1970’s (and significantly). After modern “designer” chairs (and cheap replicas) have broken and ended up as landfill, this set of vintage ORIGINALS will be passed onto a new generation telling more stories as they go. Investing in quality vintage design (and new items built to last) is our only way out of this mess. There’s NO better way to invest in your home … financially, environmentally and from a social perspective. By supporting iNVISeDGE you’re also giving meaningful employment to local people. It’s a win – win – win!