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Proust armchair, 1978

Designed by Alessandro Mendini
Manufactured by Cappellini
Product code: CAP/PR/*


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Proust armchair by Alessandro Mendini for Cappellini.

The Proust armchair is the reincarnation of one of the most historic pieces of contemporary Italian design. It is the most famous design by Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, a highly influential champion of design in the eighties. In 1978, with the Proust armchair, Mendini began a furniture series of so called ‘redesigns’ in which he reinterpreted the shape and ornamentation of existing designs that were typical of their day. The Proust armchair looks to the Neo-Baroque style of 18th century France for it's design inspiration. Mendini covered the chair completely with a colourful, hand-painted swarm of dots which reproduced an enlarged section of a Pointillist painting by Paul Signac. 

Armchair with carved and hand painted wooden frame upholstered with multicolour fabric available in two colourways - light blue/grey/yellow or black/green/red as shown in images above.

105w x 93d x 42/109cmh

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