Mark Robson - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

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

  • Literature

    Giovanni Lauda, ‘Mark Robson: Sitting on Air’, Interni, April 2003, pp. 302-304
    Dagmar Aalund, ‘Designer’s Chair Idea Did “Fly”’, The Wall Street Journal, Vol. XXI, No. 87, June 6-8, 2003, n.p.
    ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Today’, Surface, no. 34, 2004, n.p.
    ‘Objects non identifiés’, Maison Française, October/November, 2006, p. 117

  • Catalogue Essay

    The ‘Fly’ chaise has become an obscure classic of early 21st century design and is the result of extensive research in new models of comfort, conducted by the historic Italian manufactory, Zanotta. Robson used a carbon fiber structure to create a large, fluid and nearly weightless organic shape. The clear varnished frame is covered with black Quantum mesh. A sort of ‘Aladdin’s carpet’, the ‘Fly’ reclining chaise is equally comfortable indoors or on the beach or terrace. This example is one of the first produced and was launched in the USA at Moss, May 2003. The ‘Fly’ chaise longue is in the permanent collection of The Chicago Athenaeum.


Prototoype ‘Fly’ chaise longue

Carbon fiber, Quantum fabric.
25 1/2 x 70 x 50 in (64.8 x 177.8 x 127 cm)
Manufactured by Zanotta, Italy.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,750


16 October 2012
New York