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proust chair

by A. Mendini, from Cappellini

proust chair

Design Alessandro Mendini, 1978
Beech frame, cotton upholstery, polyurethane foam, plastic feet
Made in Italy by Cappellini

Proust was originally created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. It was immediately recognized as an icon of twentieth century design and one of the most renowned and essential reference points in the quest for form and aesthetic perfection. Upholstered and hand-finished according to tradition, Proust preserves the forms of the original design. Proust is the re-edition of one of the most historic pieces of contemporary Italian design.

Born in Milan, Alessandro Mendini is the former director of Casabella, Modo and Domus. The winner of a Compasso d'Oro and designer of the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Casino in Arosa and the Forum in Omegna. He is a designer, architect and image consultant for Philips, Swarovski, Swatch, and Bisazza.

Proust features a hand-carved and hand-painted massive beech wood frame, upholstered with a multi-colored fabric matching the colors of the structure. Available in two upholstery versions: PR/1 (light blue, grey & yellow) or PR/2 (black, green, red) multicolor fabric. Also available as Proust geometrica.

41.25" w | 43" h | 36.5" d | seat: 16.5" h

$13,890.00 + free shipping
(please allow 12-16 weeks for this chair to be created and shipped to your location)
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A. Mendini

The work of Milan’s Alessandro Mendini has greatly helped to develop Italian design. He became a leader in his field by pushing boundaries and challenging convention, helping to bring about the 1970’s Radical Design movement. Thinking beyond furniture Mendini also created graphics, interiors, paintings, and architecture. He authored several articles and books and juried architectural competitions. In 1982 he co-founded the the Domus Academy.
Born into a family of furniture manufacturers, Giulio Cappellini began working for the family company in 1979, after earning his degree in architecture and studying business management. By the early 1980's, Giulio's leadership brought the Cappellini company into the world market from its three decade run as a handicraft furniture business. Hoping to expand the styles and materials used, Giulio scouted designers, bringing Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Marcel Wanders, Marc Newson, and Tom Dixon into the fold. Now, the firm boasts a varied, comprehensive collection rather than a singular style. Still, there are common threads: refined simplicity, dynamism, liveliness, humor.

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