• Proust armchair, 1978, Alessandro mendini, Cappellini
  • Proust armchair, 1978, Alessandro mendini, Cappellini

Proust armchair, 1978

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 its design inspiration. Mendini covered the chair complete with a colourful, hand-painted swarm of dots which reproduced an enlarged section of a Pointillist painting by Paul Signac. 

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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 its design inspiration. Mendini covered the chair complete with a colourful, hand-painted swarm of dots which reproduced an enlarged section of a Pointillist painting by Paul Signac. 

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105w x 93d x 42/109cmh

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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.

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From 1946 when Enrico Cappellini opened his workshop in Carugo to today, Cappellini has undergone significant changes and grown into being a major contemporary furniture brand.

From 1946 when Enrico Cappellini opened his workshop in Carugo to today, Cappellini has undergone significant changes and grown into being a major contemporary furniture brand.

Cappellini started producing contemporary furniture in 1960 and their catalogue now holds numerous iconic pieces such as Proust by Alessandro Mendini and Piet Mondrian inspired cabinets by Shiro Kuramata.

Cappellini continues to work with designers around the world, whose different temperaments, values and views come together to form a balanced and convincing collection. twentytwentyone is an official stockist of Cappellini and is pleased to offer their complete collection of contemporary furniture.

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