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  • Video

    ALBERTO MEDA 'Prototype ‘Light Light’ armchair'

    Murray Moss presents Alberto Meda's 'Prototype 'Light Light' armchair', circa 1988. In the 1980s, Italian industrial designer Alberto Meda, former technical director of Kartell, collaborated with Alias on an extremely lightweight chair. Working with carbon fiber and Nomex®, a composite "honeycomb", they began work on a chair that was to be named 'Light Light,' weighing only 1 kg. 50 prototypes were produced of this chair, each a progression from the previous. Due to its extreme lightweight and high-tech appearance, this chair was deemed "un-commercial" and never put into production. This chair is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

  • Exhibited

    ‘Of Thrones and Lesser Elevations’, Moss, New York, March 23 – June 1, 2006

  • Literature

    Marco Romanelli, ‘Alberto Meda: Le Sedie, Light Light per Alias’, Domus, no. 687, September, 1987, pp. 105-107
    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 643
    Arlene Hirst, ‘TDA/Total Design Addict’, Elle Décor Italia, no. 9, September 2012, illustrated p. 182

  • Catalogue Essay

    Paulo Laport’s ‘Warm Shade Synchromatic’ invites the viewer to become absorbed into this expanse of color. Its thinly painted surface almost vibrates with energy. Pairing this piece with Meda’s reductive ‘Light Light’ chair invites one to search for hidden possibilities within this ethereal field.

    In the 1980s, Italian industrial designer Alberto Meda, former technical director of Kartell, collaborated with Alias on an extremely lightweight chair. Working with carbon fiber and Nomex®, a composite “honeycomb”, they began work on a chair that was to be named ‘Light Light,’ weighing only 1 kg. 50 prototypes were produced of this chair, each a progression from the previous. Due to its extreme lightweight and high-tech appearance, this chair was deemed “un-commercial” and never put into production. This chair is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

COLLECTION OF MURRAY MOSS AND FRANKLIN GETCHELL

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Prototype ‘Light Light’ armchair

circa 1988
Molded carbon fiber, Nomex® honeycomb core.
27 1/2 x 21 x 18 1/2 in (69.9 x 53.3 x 47 cm)
Produced by Alias, Italy. Number 26 from the edition of 50 prototypes. Underside with metal label ‘Alias sri – Italia/Lightlight-1988/prototipo sperimentale n.26/design Alberto Meda’.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $23,750

Moss

16 October 2012
New York