Gian Franco Legler Switzerland

Born in Switzerland in 1922, Gian Franco Legler has a fascinating life history spanning architecture, interior design, and industrial materials.

When the Swiss-Italian designer was commissioned to design a chair in 1951 for the Basket Restaurant in Italy, he contracted with the local basket weavers to manufacturers for the first chairs. The chair became a success around the world and in 1953, Legler was awarded the Good Design Award for the Basket Chair by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Feelgood Designs carries on his legacy, producing a simple chair of exceptional comfort.