Mies Chair And Ottoman, Archizoom Associati, 1969

Lounge Chair and Ottoman titled “Mies” designed in 1969 by Archizoom Associati: Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi, Dario Bartolini, Lucia Bartolini. An important example of Radical Design, this particular chair was exhibited at the stedelijk Museum Den Bosch “De laatste avant-garde. Radicaal design in Italië 1966 – 1988” in 2017. Chrome plated steel, rubber and cowhide. The rubber seating is made of Pirelli rubber, which turns back to its original position after sitting on it. Appearing as there is no space to sit on at all at first sight due to the triangular clear cut geometry of the chair. Thus, designed as a tribute to Mies van der Rohe, the functional part seems to be unclear until someone decides to sit on it, lending the chair the status of object as well as furniture. It comes with an Ottoman which has 3 lightbulbs underneath. This chair is a version of the first production in 1969. A version of the chair is part of the MoMa architecture and design collection Literature: Ph. Garner, Sixties Design, Cologne 1996, page 159 – A. Bangert, Italian Furniture Design, Munich 1988, page 62 – 100 Meisterwerke aus dem Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein 1996, pages 222/223 – Ch. & P. Fiell, 1000 chairs, Cologne 1997, page 475.
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