- Designer : Alessandro Mendini
- Year of Design: 1978
- Material : Beech, polyurethane foam, upholstery & plastic
H: 109cm; W: 105cm; D: 93cm
Seat Height : 42cm
- Delivery: 6 - 8 Weeks
The Proust Chair was designed by Alessandro Mendini for Studio Alchimia in 1978 and was called "Poltrona di Proust". This design was a romantic, baroque design on which an endless number of polychromatic points were painted by hand using the 'pointillism' technique. These points invade the whole armchair, its fabric and the wooden decorations. From 1978 the Poltrona di Proust was produced in many versions, different colors, materials and dimensions - including bronze and ceramic versions! It travelled around the world and was hosted in many museums.
This is a re-edition of the original and is classed as a historic piece of contemporary Italian design. Proust is now in production by Cappellini complete with multicoloured upholstery and transparent plastic feet. Updated versions include Proust Geometrica and an outdoor version from Magis.
Proust is a certified original design and is marked with the Cappellini logo.