ardea lounge chair

ardea lounge chair

Design Carlo Mollino, 1944
Steel frame, wood base, polyurethane foam, upholstery
Made in Italy by Zanotta

Don't let the contemporary look of the Ardea lounge chair fool you, It was designed in 1944. This chair, as well as other designs from Carlo Mollino, were all ahead of their time. The masterful lines and look of the Ardea lounge chair would be at home in any modern or classic space.

Ardea lounge chair features a black painted wood base, a steel internal frame with elastic suspension strips. The upholstery is in self-extinguishing polyurethane foam with heat-bound polyester fiber. There is a fixed internal nylon cover with a removable cover in you choice of fabric.

30.7" w | 45.3" h | 37" d | seat: 16.5" h

$6,399.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery)

Carlo Mollino

Carlo Mollino of Turin, Italy was more inspired by his eccentric interests than he ever was by convention. Though beginning his career as an architect, Mollino moved into other disciplines, where he infused his loves of skiing, race car driving, the female form, and the occult. Of his many works, the highest demand is made for his furniture, due to its rarity. His pieces were mostly all commissioned, and are scarce. Mollino’s interests culminate in his furniture design, which display mechanical function, the wooden angles of Alpine homes, and womanly curves. As a ski-enthusiast, he wrote a book sharing his personal skiing methods. As a photographer, he worked largely with Polaroids and used his apartment as the stylized set for his nude female subjects. One room in his apartment had an even more specific purpose, designed to be Mollino’s own tomb in which he hoped to die and remain. However; this idea, directly inspired by the Egyptian pharaohs, was unrealized. He died of an unexpected heart-attack in 1973.
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