Seat of Suc­cess

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Alessan­dro Men­dini first de­signed the Proust Chair in 1978 as one-off piece ded­i­cated to French au­thor Mar­cel Proust. The chair was Baroque-styled with a hand-painted “pointil­list” pat­tern of coloured dots on the sur­face of its wooden frame and up­hol­stery. The Proust chair be­came one of the most iconic chairs of the last cen­tury and was pro­duced for the first time by fur­ni­ture brand Magis. Known as one of Men­dini’s best works, the first se­ries of the chair was named “Redesigns” and it re­minds us of the place of history in the mod­ern world. The Proust arm­chair has been rein­ter­preted many times, de­signed in ce­ram­ics and bronze, and has been ex­hib­ited at mu­se­ums and pres­ti­gious de­sign events all over the world. In 2011, Magis put the chair se­ries into mass pro­duc­tion for the first time; the lat­est version of the Magis Proust is made us­ing ro­ta­tional mould­ing. Cen­trifu­gal forces dis­perse soft­ened plas­tic ma­te­rial in­side the walls of the mould, forc­ing it to take on the form as it cools. The chair is avail­able in blue, red, white,

or­ange and the orig­i­nal pat­tern.

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