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
Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks
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