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Dondolo Lounge Chair in Black with Stainless Steel, Recycled Leather & Mahogany

$60,000

About

Considering I come from Torino, the car manufacturing capital, it only made sense that at some point I would extend my work to the automobile industry. I went scavenging through car junk yards and found that the aftermath of that industry produced a wealth of beautiful and extremely well made products which could be re-utilized into making furniture, hence the birth of 'Dondolo'. It's a rocking chair with a foot in the past and one in the future. Still benefitting from the factory-issue moving parts, the original leather Alfa Romeo 166 seat reclines and heats at will, powered by an eco-friendly gel based battery which can be charged with any power outlet. By means of two periscopic arms, it has the added comfort of providing a swinging, retractable work table to rest your laptop, and an efficient dimmable warm-toned LED light, housed in what was a beautiful metal FIAT 500 vintage headlight. I am adding an extra layer to the proverbial cake, by lining the bottom of the retractable table with a EMF and radiation protective fabric, which will mitigate the damage one incurs from using a computer at such proximity to the body. Lastly, for some finishing touches and to replace the molded plastic parts, I used hand embossed recovered leather from the furniture industry, replicating the pattern of car tyre marks, which look almost like natural crocodile patterns. Everything was sourced and made in Turin itself. A complex project but one that made a lot of sense: back to my roots. RECYCLED CAR PARTS: - Locally sourced - Shock absorbers - Alfa Romeo 166 leather seat - Fiat 500 headlight RECYCLED LEATHER: - Locally sourced - Hand-embossed - Recovered from furniture industry leftovers - not submitted to chemical treatments STAINLESS STEEL: - Locally sourced - Brushed finish - Maintenance-free LIGHT - Dimmable LED bulb - 4 Watt - 200 Lumen output - 3000K light colour - 20.000 hrs lifetime ELECTRIC SYSTEM: - Dc circuit powered by 12-volt gel battery - Full electric movement control - 12-Volt, 3.3 Amp battery charger - Do not tamper with the original operating system GEL BATTERY: - 12 Volt, 22 Amp / hour - Always fully charge the battery - Do not open - Avoid hot and cold extreme when charging - Air-transport approved - Replace with the same specifications product - Complete battery specifications on MK-Powered website - charging system manual on Ctek website SHIELDING FILM: - Yshield MCL61 magnetic shielding film - Made from an amorphous cobalt alloy - Up to 30 Db attenuation of the LF magnetic fields - Up to 75 Db attenuation of LF and HF electric fields

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 65.75 in. (167 cm)Width: 49.22 in. (125 cm)Depth: 31.89 in. (81 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2016
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
    This item has been displayed in a gallery.
  • Seller Location
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU294839390773

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    Ships From: NEW YORK, NY
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About the Maker

Enrico Marone Cinzano

Enrico Marone Cinzano has made a career of pushing boundaries and questioning how design can affect the environment and society. Enrico embarked on his collection of ethical furniture in 2011. Inspired by Nature and its inherent balance, he sought out to fully integrate sustainability and artful design to create structural and sculptural products. His body of work blends art and function with locally sourced salvaged materials that undergo rigorous standards of construction and craftsmanship. Designer and entrepreneur Enrico Marone Cinzano was born in Turin, Italy in 1963. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Babson College in 1983. Following a career and finance and real estate development, in 2001, he co-founded sustainable fashion label Project Alabama , serving as co-creative director until 2007. Project alabama was critically acclaimed, going on to receive a nomination for the 2005 from New York's Cooper-Hewitt Museum and was named a finalist for the CGDA/Vogue fashion fund award. Following the Enrico began to design a collection of sculptural, nature-inspired furniture in 2012 utilizing local, sustainable materials. The eponymous ethical collection is rooted in a respect for ecology, enduring craftsmanship, and principled consumption. Enrico collaborates with independent fabricators and craftsmen in Italy, United Kingdom,United States and China.
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