Albatros polyester and fibreglass chair for Airborned
Danielle Quarante (born 1938) is a Paris-based French furniture designer.
She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and André Arbus’s workshop in Paris from 1959 to 1962.
She began her professional career as a graphic designer, specialising in exhibition design. In 1966 she worked on product design (children’s furniture, hi-fi systems). She was active in research for Saint-Gobain and Usinor. She worked at the Université de Technologie in Compiègne as a researcher and instructor beginning in 1974. She was a member of the International Congress of Societies of Industrial Designs from 1985 to 1987. She wrote the book Élements de design industriel, which she published (1984).
She developed the Albatros polyester and fibreglass chair for Airborned and the Saint-Gobain glass table for the Sociéte des Artistes Décorateurs’ Salon in 1969. Won a 1970 competition organised by the Centre de Création Industrielle and funded by Prisiunic/Shell.
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