Marco Zanuso 1916–2001

Marco Zanuso was a modern Italian artist, architect, designer, and industrial designer. He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano from 1935 to 1939 afterwards teaching architecture, design, and urban planning until opening his office in Milan in 1945. In the late 1940s he began collaboration with Arflex to create a furniture collection utilizing a groundbreaking combination of polyurethane foam and elastic tape; his iconic Lady Armchair won the gold medal at Milan’s IX Triennale. Following the end of World War II, he lent his expertise as the co-editor of Domus and editor of Casabella magazine.

From 1957 to 1977 Zanuso partnered with German industrial designer Richard Sapper to create a new brand of techno-functionalist design including, the 1966 Grillo Telephone for Siemens and a series of mobile housing units for the Museum of Modern Art New York’s noteworthy Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibition in 1972.

A highly celebrated designer, Zanuso was awarded the Medaglia d'oro and the Gran Premio at the Milan Triennale VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII editions, and won five Compassi d’Oro between 1956 and 1985. His designs are included in many significant global collections including the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Arflex Museum in Italy, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Marco Zanuso died in 2001 in Milan.

Auction Results Marco Zanuso

MARCO ZANUSO, Senior lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Senior lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $21,250
MARCO ZANUSO, Martingala chairs, set of three | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Martingala chairs, set of three

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,750
MARCO ZANUSO, Senior chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Senior chairs, pair

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $11,875
MARCO ZANUSO, Regent lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Regent lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,250
MARCO ZANUSO, salon suite | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

salon suite

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000
MARCO ZANUSO, Senior lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Senior lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $10,000
MARCO ZANUSO, Weekend lounge chair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Weekend lounge chair

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $8,750
MARCO ZANUSO, Senior chair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Senior chair

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,190
MARCO ZANUSO, sofas, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

sofas, pair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,125
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady chairs, pair

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $7,605
MARCO ZANUSO, Regent lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Regent lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,985
MARCO ZANUSO, Martingala lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Martingala lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $6,960
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady chairs, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $6,875
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady chairs, pair and ottoman | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady chairs, pair and ottoman

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,875
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady chairs, pair

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $6,000
MARCO ZANUSO, two piece sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

two piece sofa

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $5,400
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady sofa

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady lounge chairs, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000
MARCO ZANUSO, sleep-o-matic sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

sleep-o-matic sofa

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $4,800
MARCO ZANUSO, Senior chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Senior chairs, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $4,600
MARCO ZANUSO, Regent chairs, pair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Regent chairs, pair

estimate: $4,500–5,500
result: $4,600
MARCO ZANUSO, Bridge chair | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Bridge chair

estimate: $2,500–3,000
result: $4,500
MARCO ZANUSO, Sleep-O-Matic sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Sleep-O-Matic sofa

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,313
MARCO ZANUSO, Lady sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanuso

Lady sofa

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,200