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Mendini Proust

How and why did I make the Proust armchair? From the mid-1970s, I started thinking about a “Proust fabric”, a fabric arising from the literary inspirations of the great novelist and the paintings of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. In 1978, I created the first Proust armchair, an object “that is not craft, not design, not painting, not sculpture, but together is the negation of all those things”.
Alessandro Mendini died in 2019

Perché e come Alessandro Mendini ha fatto la poltrona di Proust?
Dalla metà anni 70, Mendini inizia a pensare a un "tessuto Proust", un tessuto che nasce da ispirazioni letterarie e pittoriche legate allo scrittore francese. Nel 1978 la prima poltrona di Proust, un oggetto "che non è artigianato, non è design, non è pittura, non è scultura, ma è la negazione di tutte questa cose".
Alessandro Mendini è mancato nel 2019.

  • Emilio Neri Tremolada
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    Mendini Proust
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    January 11, 2017
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Director Biography - Emilio Neri Tremolada

I started my career in 1975 as a reporter. I then worked with various kinds of professional photography. Specifically, I have been working for design and furniture companies and publications since the 1980s, creating catalogues, editorials, and advertising campaigns.
For several years I have been creating videos on Italian design and in 2014 I began the cultural project design[in]video, which aims to bear witness to, historicize, and disseminate the various aspects of Italian design through interviews and video narratives.

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