Two armchairs in the style of Marco Zanuso.
Armchairs are completely restored, padding replaced, belt replaced and upholstered with an Italian woven high pile soft English rose writing velvet. Upholsterer have added extra layer of thin padding on arms and sides for a soft touch.
Upholsterer/restaurer said it is the most beautiful velvet he has seen. He said it ought to be Rubelli. I have no certification of that however best is to send a sample for seeing the real thing.
Slender brass tipped legs.
A beautiful comfortable iconic Mid-Century Modern set to become the point of conversation of your home.
Marco Zanuso, Arflex and the Lady chair. A clarification. When Arflex published the lady chair from Marco Zanuso at the Triennale of 1951 it immediately became the new standard for lounge chairs. It was designed to use the new gommapiuma foam from Pirelli and the design was innovative but very rigid. It was meant for industrial production. Legs were a tube bent and the back had no curves. My personal opinion is that even the Aldo Morbelli version from ISA does not carry a well proportioned design.
Of the many versions of the period I believe that this is the one that carries the best organic design. Back is curved gently and the arm rest has an organic flowing wave. Legs are gentle and elegant. See pictures.
I much more prefer this elegant version to the first crude lady chair. Last but not least, it’s much more comfortable and usable.
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PLACE OF ORIGIN
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
Brass legs showing some age. Rest of the chair completely restorer. Color was difficult to picture.
H 35.44 in. x W 29.14 in. x D 35.44 in.
H 90 cm x W 74 cm x D 90 cm
16.54 in. (42 cm)
Marco Zanuso (Designer)
Set of 2