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Marco Zanuso Lady Chair Arflex, Italy, 1951

$4,187.34

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Iconic so called 'Lady chair' designed by Marco Zanuso and manufactured by Arflex, Italy, 1951. This lady chair has chrome-plated legs and original upholstery in grey. The upholstery is in amazing condition still and the foam is excellent too. This is a very comfortable easy chair from Marco Zanuso. Marked with the Arflex tag on the back of the chair. Like all of our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your wishes. Ask our upholstery department for a very affordable quote. We only use the best quality foam and materials for all of our items in combination with upholstery to your choice. Shipping: Please contact us for affordable global shipping quotes, we ship from 35 Euro for small items up to 350–1000 Euro for larger items. We also provide express and white glove delivery services. Contact our shipping department for a non-binding shipping quote, you will get a response within 72 hours.

Details

  • Creator
    Marco Zanuso (Designer),Arflex (Manufacturer)
  • Design
    Lady ArmchairLady Series
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 29.93 in (76 cm)Depth: 33.86 in (86 cm)Seat Height: 15.75 in (40 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1951
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Roosendaal, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU93306818133

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    Ships From: Roosendaal, Netherlands
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About the Design

Lady Armchair

Designed by Marco Zanuso
While the scoop-like form of the Lady armchair, designed in 1951 by Italian architect and furniture maker Marco Zanuso (1916–2001), might not be the most visually arresting chair on the auction block today, it’s one of the classic pieces of mid-century modern furniture and was quite revolutionary for its time. Like many designers of the day, Zanuso was fascinated with new materials like polyurethane foam and elastic tape. In the 1940s, he began experimenting with them through a collaboration with Italian manufacturer Arflex that would endure for years. For the Arflex line, Zanuso designed not only the Lady armchair — which won the gold medal at the Milan Triennale the year of its debut — but also the 1949 Antropus chair and the 1951 Sleep-o-matic sofa. While these works were radical for their materials, their construction methods were also groundbreaking. The Lady armchair, for instance, was manufactured in pieces and assembled at the very end of the production process, whereas traditional furniture was more frequently constructed as a whole. Zanuso spent his entire career creating a new definition of modernism through his works and his words. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan with some of the country’s most forward-thinking designers, opened his own firm in 1945 and even served as the editor of design magazines Domus and Casabella, sharing his philosophy of modern design in their pages. He certainly succeeded in creating a lasting impact on the design world, particularly through pieces like the Lady armchair. It’s manufactured today by Cassina. 
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