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Armchair with wooden frame, upholstered with a new multi-color fabric designed by Alessandro Mendini. Created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, Proust was immediately recognized as an icon of 20th century design and revered as one of the most renowned and essential reference points in the quest for form and aesthetic perfection. Cappellini inherited the piece in 1993 and today Proust Geometrica, upholstered and hand-finished the armchair according to tradition, while preserving the forms of the original armchair. This revitalized piece gained a refreshing new life while maintaining the integrity of the original design.
Alessandro Mendini was born in 1931. An architect and designer by trade, he mainly focuses on neo-modern and contemporary design. He designs Italian furniture and rooms using these modern design styles. Previously, he managed magazines such as Casabella, Modo and Domus and many essays have been published in different languages about his work and his own “Atelier Mendini”. Milano designed pieces for Alessi, Philips, Swarovski and Swatch which are now considered worldwide icons of the contemporary design...