Design Alessandro Mendini, 2011. Rotational-molded polyethylene Made in Italy by Magis
“I think many people will already know my “Proust armchair”. It is a romantic, baroque chair, on which an endless number of multi-coloured dots are hand-painted using the pointillism technique. These dots cover the whole armchair, both the fabric and the wooden decorations. It’ s a re-design work. It is, in fact, a combination of a mockantique armchair with a detail from a painting of a garden by French artist Signac. From 1978 onwards, the “Proust armchair” was produced in many versions, using different colours, materials and dimensions, and was even made of ceramics and bronze. It travelled all around the world and was hosted in many museums. But now some truly revolutionary news, as a paradox comes true: the “Proust armchair” has now been transformed into an industrial rotational-moulded piece. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you “Magis Proust”. This gem of technology and production brings new energy in its colours and atmospheres, making it a truly timeless object.”
Alessandro Mendini is an architect, designer and artist, born in Milan in 1931. Together with his brother Francesco, in 1989 he opened Atelier Mendini in Milan, creating objects, furniture, spaces, paintings, installations and architecture. He works with international companies and is a consultant for various industrial companies, as far away as eastern Asia, helping them solve their image and design difficulties. He lectured in design at many design shools and universities and his works are to be found in numerous museums across the globe.
Armchair.Material: rotational-moulded polyethylene. Suitable for outdoor use
Dimensions: 40.9"W X 35.4"D X 41.3"H,Seat Height: 15.4"H,Arm Height: 26.4"H
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