Modern Design /07 October 2008


Alessandro Mendini

chairs, set of four
Studio Alchimia
Italy, 1983
laminated wood
14 w × 17 d × 32 h in (36 × 43 × 81 cm)

This form was originally designed for the House of Ambrogio, a residential interior fashioned to emulate a stage for the photographer Ambrogio Beretta. The chair was later put into limited production under the Timeless Objects series.

literature: Alchimia: Never-Ending Italian Design, Sato, ppg. 88-89, 141, 188

estimate: $6,000–8,000

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