Who We Are

The project: The Art of Customization

Telami is an Italian manufacturer of beautiful and functional handmade furniture and accessories with an iconic design. Its mission is to bring product customization into the world of Italian tradition, creating a virtuous blend of fashion and design.

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 possibilities for customizing the Telami products are endless.

Today Telami presents the first two outcomes of this design journey: 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.

The products: Two Legendary Chairs

The Tripolina and the Director’s Chair are 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 populated the covers of trendy magazines as well as 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, bringing the legacy of a glorious past back to life and combining it with the needs and tastes of contemporary life.

Entrusting the original designs and skillful hands of the historic manufacturers, Telami has created a large family of products and accessories that fully express the Italian lifestyle.

The Telami catalog ranges from classic models to the bright, contemporary colors of the Sole Mio collection, the soft textures of the Mediterraneo and Novecento collections, and the cherished materials of the Firenze, Ducale and Milano collections.

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