Achille Castiglioni Yellow Mezzadro Stool for Zanotta, Italy circa 1970 For Sale
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Achille Castiglioni Yellow Mezzadro Stool for Zanotta, Italy circa 1970

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Rare vintage "Mezzadro" yellow stool by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta. "Perhaps the Mezzadro project is the best example of the desire to use part of an already existing object, confirming its shape but shifting the place and the way it is employed: a tractor seat designed in the early 1900’s used as a stool for private homes (1957 Triennial at Villa Olmo). It is made of four pieces: the seat, a large wing screw, a leaf spring and a cross bar. Even the special fixing system employs a familiar object used for braking bicycle wheels, a large wing screw that permits fixing everything securely without need of screwdrivers or spanners. The seat is in stamped, enamelled metal; the stainless steel leaf spring supporting the seat, which acts as a shock absorber in a tractor, here is turned the opposite way to make the seat springier. The wooden cross bar (solid beech), which vaguely resembles a yoke, furnishes two additional points of support needed to make the seat stable." Courtesy Fondazione Achille Castiglioni

Details

  • Creator
    Achille Castiglioni (Designer)
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    PlatedSteel,Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Minor loss to enamel on underside from use near tightening handle.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 19.29 in. x W 20.08 in. x D 20.08 in.H 49 cm x W 51.01 cm x D 51.01 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU109322116172
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