First Edition "Lady" Easy Chair by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, Italy, circa 1950
Easy chair model "Lady", designed by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex in Italy, circa 1950.
The base of the chair ... more Easy chair model "Lady", designed by Marco Zanuso, manufactured by Arflex in Italy, circa 1950.
The base of the chair is made from the highest quality metal. The seat and back are made of foam rubber, beautifully upholstered in the finest red fabric. This chair is an early and very rare production. A beautiful, iconic piece of Italian design that would make an amazing addition to any interior!
Exhibited in the IX Triennale di Milan in 1951 and awarded with the Golden Medal.
Literature: G. Gramigna, Repertorio 1950-1980, p. 81, Mondadori, 1985.
Marco Zanuso (1916-2001) Born in Milan (Italy). He was one of a group of Italian designers from Milan shaping the international idea of "good design" in the postwar years. Trained in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano university, he opened his own design office in 1945. From the beginning of his career, at Domus where he served as the editor from 1947-49 and at Casabella where he was editor from 1952-56, he helped to establish the theories and ideals of the energetic Modern Design movement. As a professor of architecture, design and town planning at the Politecnico from the late 1940s until the 1980s, and as one of the founding members of the ADI in the 1950s, he also had a distinct influence over the next design generation coming out of Italy. less