Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003

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Marco Zanuso

Reclining Lady chair prototype
Arflex
Italy, 1951
upholstery over wood, brass
31 w × 33 d × 31 h in (79 × 84 × 79 cm)

Possibly constructed as a prototype, this example of the Lady chair is constructed out of solid wood pieces and has a reclining feature with footrest.

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,304

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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.

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