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Poltrona di Proust

Italian (Milan)
designed in 1978; manufactured 1991
Designed by Alessandro Mendini (Italian, born in 1931), Manufactured by Studio Alchimia (Italian, established in 1976)

Object Place: Europe, Milan, Italy


107.95 cm (42 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carved and painted wood and painted cotton upholstery

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe



Designed by Alessandrom Mendini, (born 1931), in 1978. Carved and painted wood, painted upholstery. Marks: in black script on reverse of front seat rail ‘A. Mendini 1991’. Carved wood frame with ornate tri-partite scrolling crest.


By 1992, sold by Gabriele Ammann (sole agent for Studio Alchimia in Germany) to Rolf Sachs; 1995, sold by Rolf Sachs through Theo Theodorou, Dulwich, London, to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 1995)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. M. B. Roby and Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, by exchange