The Proust Armchair is a romantic, baroque chair, on which an endless number of multi-coloured dots are hand-painted using the pointillism technique. These dots cover the whole armchair, both the fabric and the wooden decorations. It’s a re-design work. It is, in fact, a combination of a mockantique armchair with a detail from a painting of a garden by French artist Signac. From 1978 onwards, the Proust Armchair was produced in many versions, using different colours, materials and dimensions, and was even made of ceramics and bronze. It travelled all around the world and was hosted in many museums. But now some truly revolutionary news, as a paradox comes true: the Proust Armchair has now been transformed into an industrial rotational-moulded piece. This gem of technology and production brings new energy in its colours and atmospheres, making it a truly timeless object.
- Rotational-Moulded Polyethylene
- Height: 105 cm / 41.34 Inch
- Width: 104 cm / 40.94 Inch
- Seat Height: 39 cm / 15.35 Inch
- Base: 60 x 90 cm / 23.62 x 35.43 Inch
- Suitable For outdoor use
Magis gives you more choices—for indoors and out, for the lounge, the café, the patio, the lobby, the classroom. By combining craft with industrial process Magis products deliver beyond expectations. It makes sense, since Magis means “more than” in Latin. While delivering more, Magis uses less—material and energy—a commitment Magis shares with Herman Miller. A belief in authored design is another; Magis works with top designers from around the world, such as Michael Young who, in 2001, designed a fun and very functional doghouse. Check out all the over 200 Magis products GR Shop has to offer.
Magis Proust Armchair Designed by:
- Alessandro Mendini , 2011
His design has been characterized by his strong interest in mixing different cultures and different forms of expression; he creates graphics, furniture, interiors, paintings and architectures and wrote several articles and books; he is also renowned as an enthusiastic member of jury in architectural competition for young designers. He also teaches at the University of Milan.
Mendini graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1959 with a degree in architecture and worked as a designer with Marcello Nizzoli. He was the editor-in-chief of a magazine from 1980 to 1985 and changed the landscape of modern design through his quintessential works of post-modernism, such as the Proust Armchair and the Groninger Museum. Just as works of the Renaissance period expressed human values and sensibilities, Mendini has contributed to bringing into the heart of design those “values” and “sensibilities” that have been eclipsed by commercialism and functionalism. He collaborates with leading international brands including Cartier, Hermes, and Swarovski.
Currently he runs his own practice in Milan, the Atelier Mendini, together with his brother Francesco Mendini.