The Magis Proust Armchair by Alessandro Mendini is based on his original Proust Chair for Studio Alchimia in 1978, called "Poltrona di Proust". It's design was romantic and baroque on which an endless number of polychromatic points were painted by hand using the 'pointillism' technique.
These points invade the whole armchair, its fabric and the wooden decorations. In homage to the original chair, Mendini has created this utilitarian version in conjunction with Magis for production on an commercial scale.
Rotational-mouldede polyethylene. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Seating height 39 cm (15.4″)
Height 105 cm (41.3″)
Width 104 cm (40.9″)
Deep 90 cm (35.4″)
Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931, former director of Casabella, Modo and Domus, winner of a Compasso d’Oro and designer of the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Casino in Arosa, the Forum in Omegna, he is a designer, architect and image consultant for Philips, Swarovski, Swatch, and Bisazza.