'Poltrona di Proust' armchair

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  • Literature

    Albrecht Bangert, Italian Furniture Design: Ideas Styles Movements, Munich, 1988, pp. 63, 65, 116
    Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt, eds., Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970-1990, exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011, p. 41

  • Catalogue Essay

    Alessandro Mendini, like me, is a former editor of Domus. In the 1000th issue, published in April 2016, we and the other seven surviving editors each contributed 10 pages.
    The hand-painted 'Poltrona di Proust' is Mendini’s most well-known work, combining polemical power with striking visual presence.

    Deyan Sudjic

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Donated by Alessandro Mendini

'Poltrona di Proust' armchair

2009
Hand-painted fabric and wood.
107.5 x 94 x 95 cm (42 3/8 x 37 x 37 3/8 in.)
Underside signed in marker A. Mendini 2009.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

sold for £32,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Time for Design

London Auction 28 April 2016