Pair of original LADY Armchairs by Marco ZANUSO, Arflex Italy
Pair of Lady Chairs, designed by Marco Zanuso. Italy, Arflex, 1951.
An original pair of 'LADY' lounge chairs designed by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, Milano. The pair is upholstered in an aged wool material. It is in need of re-upholstery. Painted legs with the original rubber feet.
Literature: Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000, p. 25, illustrated.
Marco Zanuso (Milan, Italy 1916 – 2001) was part of a group of Italian designers from Milan, shaping the international idea of "good design" in the postwar years. Trained in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano university, he opened his own design office in 1945. He was editor at the DOMUS Magazine. As well as being a professor of architecture, design and town planning at the Politecnico from the late 1940s until the 1980s, he was also one of the founding members of the ADI in the 1950s, distinctly influencing the next design generation in Italy. In 1957 Zanuso partnered with German designer Richard Sapper, both working together on many projects thereafter, including for Brionvega and Siemens. Zanuso received gold medals for designs such as the LADY CHAIR, SLEEP-O-MATIC and TRIPOLTRONA.
Good vintage condition, needs to be re-uoholstered.