Marco Zanuso, "Lady" Armchair, Fabric and brass, circa 1950, Italy
Marco Zanuso (1916-2001), Armchair model "Lady",
Wooden base covered with beige fabric,
Circa 1950, Italy.
Icon of Italian design in the 1950s and symbol of stylistic, material and technological innovation, the Lady armchair by Marco Zanuso made history with its breathtakingly modern construction.
Measures : Width 78 cm, Height 76 cm, Depth 76 cm.
Marco Zanuso (May 14, 1916, Milan – June 11, 2001) was an Italian designer and architect. He is one of the Milan designers who shaped the idea of post-war Good Design. Marc Zanuso was born in Milan, Italy in 1916. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan. He opened his own design agency in 1945. From the beginning of his career, he established the theories and ideals of the Modern Design movement in the Domus magazine created by Gio Ponti. He will also be the publisher from 1947 to 1949. He was also the publisher of Casabella from 1952 to 1956. In 1957, he became the partner of designer Richard Sapper. Together, from 1958 to 1977, they developed objects and furniture for domestic use, including the first plastic chair marketed by Kartell, the “4999”. They became consultants for Brionvega where they notably created the TS502 radio in 1964. They had a decisive impact on the arrival of plastic objects in homes.