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"Sof Sof" Outdoor Fabric Steel Rod Chair Designed by Enzo Mari for Driade

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"Sof Sof" is an iconic chair, designed by Enzo Mari and manufactured by Driade, featuring a structure made of steel rod with protective cataphoresis treatment finished in graphite gray colour epoxy paint, removable cushions in polyurethane foam of varying density and removable cover in Hanalei fabric. Outdoor use. DIMENSIONS: D. 22.4", W. 18.1", H. 35.4", Seat H. 19.6" This chair has harmonious lines which convey the essential elegance of the design by Enzo Mari. Made by Driade in 1972 and re-issued in 2015, Sof Sof is a timeless icon. The structure is almost a sculpture, made up of nine steel rod rings that simultaneously define the top of the seat and the shape of the back. ENZO MARI is universally considered as one of the greatest theorists of Italian and world design. Since the 50s he has been participating in avant-garde design movements, joining the group of Kinetic Art where he met Bruno Munari, who influenced some of his future works. By the 60s he already held a prominent position on the Italian design scene, with a particular focus on the functional aspects of products. In his work Mari addresses “problems with the psychology of vision and programming in the field of aesthetic research”, always in the context of reflection “on human work (...) from the intellectual/planning phase to manual or industrial execution” (Burkhardt, 1997). In 1972 Mari took part in the "Italy – The New Domestic Landscape" exhibition at the MOMA in New York. Mari’s works are displayed in the world's most important art and design museums, including the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Louvre in Paris. His hundreds of projects are all marked by a strong theoretical approach and include children’s books, graphics, kitchen utensils, table accessories and furnishings for Alessi, Driade, Hermés, Zanotta, and Zani & Zani. He won four "Compasso d'oro" design awards.
  • Creator:
    Enzo Mari (Designer),Driade (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.4 in (89.92 cm)Width: 18.1 in (45.98 cm)Depth: 22.4 in (56.9 cm)Seat Height: 19.6 in (49.79 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    2022
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Re-Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    9-10 weeks
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU163928369523
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