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Marco Zanini 'Roma' Fiberglass Throne Chair for Memphis Milano, Italy, c. 1986



This conversation starter and Post-Modern collectors dream piece is the 'Roma' chair by Marco Zanini, designed in 1986 for Memphis Milano, Italy. Constructed of fiberglass, we fully restored it in a dusty rose (pink) colored french polish lacquer, and it looks better than ever. This example is from the original production years starting in 1986, photos of pre-restoration are available to see the age this one had. Whether it be for an eye catching statement piece for the room, or to blend in with other Post-Modern art, this architecturally shaped throne is both fine art and a functioning chair. Rare and sought-after by collectors, this Roma chair by Marco Zanini is cover-worthy for the most trend-setting spaces and sure to be the highlight in any home. From the Memphis Milano Website: Marco Zanini graduated in Architecture from the University of Florence in 1976 and completed his studies in the United States. In 1977 he began collaborating with Ettore Sottsass in Milan. Zanini was one of the co-founders of Memphis in 1981, and designed works for all the collections. He designs ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and blown-glass objects. Founder together with Sottsass of Sottsass Associati, he is the Design Manager for many projects: office furniture for well-known brands, residential interiors, showroom interiors, exhibition design, street furniture and industrial products for a wide range of clients in Italy and abroad. He works as architect and designer in Japan, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Chile, and Spain. His works are to be found in numerous museums and private collections. Zanini holds frequent conferences on industrial design. Today he lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. LITERATURE: Il Design in Italia Dell'Arredamento Domestico, Gramigna and Biondi, pg. 468 EXHIBITIONS: ‘Holiday 2010’, Moss, New York, November 27, 2010 – January 8, 2011 USES: This fiberglass Roma chair by Marco Zanini for Memphis Group would work great in a Post-Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Space Age Mod, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Hollywood Regency, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Can be used as an art sculpture or as a functioning chair. MEASUREMENTS: H 33.75" x W 39.5" x D 35" Seat Height: 15.75" Seat Depth: 17" Arm Height: 22" CONDITION: Excellent refinished condition, in a dusty rose pink lacquer.


  • Creator
    Memphis Milano (Maker),Marco Zanini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.75 in. (85.73 cm)Width: 39.5 in. (100.33 cm)Depth: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in. (40.01 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1986
  • Condition
    Refinished. Excellent refinished condition. Ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330223433622

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