Magis Proust Lounge Chair

Alessandro Mendini

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Armchair. Rotational-moulded polyethylene. Suitable for outdoor use.

Orange, Red, Blue, White, Black, Multicolor

W60 x D90 x H105 x SH39 cm

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It is a romantic, baroque chair, on which an endless number of multi-coloured dots are hand-painted using the pointillism technique. These dots cover the whole armchair, both the fabric and the wooden decorations. It’s a re-design work. It is, in fact, a combination of a mock antique armchair with a detail from a painting of a garden by French artist Signac. From 1978 onwards, the “Proust armchair” was produced in many versions, using different colours, materials and dimensions, and was even made of ceramics and bronze. It travelled all around the world and was hosted in many museums. But now some truly revolutionary news, as a paradox comes true: the “Proust armchair” has now been transformed into an industrial rotational-moulded piece. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you “Magis Proust”. This gem of technology and production brings new energy in its colours and atmospheres, making it a truly timeless object. Year: 2011.

Alessandro Mendini is an architect, designer and artist, born in Milan in 1931. He graduated in Architecture in 1959, and his first place of employment was Studio Nizzoli Associati. Together with his brother Francesco, in 1989 he opened Atelier Mendini in Milan, creating objects, furniture, spaces, paintings, installations and architecture. He works with international companies including Magis, Alessi, Philips, Cartier, Bisazza, Swatch, Hermès and Venini, and is a consultant for various industrial companies, as far away as eastern Asia, helping them solve their image and design difficulties.

Magis was established in 1976 in the north east of Italy, one of Europe's most dynamic industrial areas. Its success is based on the desire to provide a broad swathe of users with access to high functional and technological quality products for the home, developed in partnership with major international designers, with a vision of the resulting products that is ethical and poetic as well as aesthetic. 

Magis products are dedicated to their international public and are all 100% “Made in Italy”: a guarantee of high quality, in line with the firm's tradition, which has developed from its craftsmanship and cultural roots, through the evolving styles and industrial growth of the eighties and nineties, and continues to comprise one of the company's greatest and most valuable assets.