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carlo mollino ardea lounge chair

by Carlo Mollino, from Zanotta

carlo mollino 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 base in solid natural or black varnished oak, or in solid natural Canaletto walnut; wax-finished varnish. Steel frame, with elastic strips suspension. Upholstery in self-extinguishing polyurethane foam/heat-bound polyester fiber. Fixed internal nylon cover. Removable external cover in fabric or leather.

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

$8,371.00 + free shipping
(please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery)
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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.
Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognized leaders in Italian industrial design. Guided by the insight and wonderful entrepreneurship abilities of the founder, Aureilio Zanotta, beginning in the 1960s it won and has held the international spotlight. This was thanks to its products: emblematic for both their formal and technological innovations.


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