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Product – Furniture: Proust Armchair (1978) *

Artist/Designer: Alessandro Mendini

Project Location: Italy

Figure 1: Alessandro Mendini (1931)
“Poltrona di Proust” (Proust Armchair), Source: Art Blart, (2018). Digital Image.
( Source | Photographer: Jörg Arend/Maria Thrun )
Figure 2: Poltrona di Proust armchair
1978. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder to the Source: MOMA, (2018). Digital Image.
( Source | Accessed : September 17, 2018 | Photographer: MOMA, NYC )
Figure 3: Proustmotief : Alessando Mendini. Source: ARCHITONIC. (2018). Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : September 17, 2018 | Photographer: Marten de Leeuw, Groninger Museum )

Contemporary, Post Modern

Primary Material(s):
Fabric, Textile, Wood


Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
20th Century, 1978

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts/ in Print :

Ciaga, Graziella Leyla. Alessandro Mendini: Minimum Design. Italy: Ore Cultura Srl (Acc.), 2012.
Kazuko Sato. Alchimia: Never-Ending Italian Design. Japan: Rikuyo-sha Publications, 1985.
Mendini, Alessandro. The Italian Way of Seating : Cinquant'anni Di Sedie Italiane = Fifty Years of Italian Chairs. Roma: Edizione Di Storia E Letteratura, 2007.
Mendini, Alessandro, Fiz, Alberto, Museo Delle Arti, Marca, and Museo MARCA. Mendini : Alchimie : Dal Controdesign Alle Nuove Utopie. Milano: Electa, 2010.
Piazza, Mario. Abitare: 50 Years of Design: the Best of Architecture, Interiors, Fashion, Travel, Trends. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2010.

Building Address: N/A.

Significant Dates: First Proust Chair announced 1978 PR_1 and PR_2

Supporting Staff/ Designers:
Francesco Binfare (Partner Designer)

Tags: Product Design, Cappellini Proust, Product Design, Furniture, Sofa

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