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Mezzadro stool by Zanotta

Measurements H 51 cm / W 49 cm / D 51 cm

H 51 cm / W 49 cm / D 51 cm


Materials Steel - Beech wood

Steel - Beech wood

A functional furnishing element, with a touch of classic décor and fun at the same time – the Mezzadro stool by Zanotta has just entered the history of furnishing accessories. Created in 1957 from an inspiration of the Castiglioni brothers, it was developed on the basis of Duchamp's "ready-mades" artistic idea. Taking the concept invented by the Dadaist artist as a foundation, the two Italian designers changed the original function of parts of various objects, recombining them into a unique creation whose amusing artistic value is combined to great functionality. The colourful seat of the stool comes from an early 20th century tractor in painted steel sheet and connected to the spring of a train carriage. The chrome-plated steel in which the latter is made guarantees solidity and sturdiness to the frame while at the same time providing a good ergonomic support for your back. Furthermore, the spring creates a visually light effect as the seat seems to levitate in the air. The inverted metal stem is securely fixed to the Mezzadro stool by a simple bolt-like screw, just like in race bikes. The fourth part of the composition is an element in natural beech wood stolen from a cutty sark and used to give greater stability to the piece yet its resemblance to a yoke recalls peasant traditions of old. The size of this stool by Zanotta is not great, another reminder to the essential simplicity of design as a whole. Zanotta started producing the Mezzadro stool in 1970 and, since then, this little jewel of creativity has never stopped enchanting and surprising people, becoming a classic in any museum dedicated to design and furniture.
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MEASUREMENTS
Measurements H 51 cm / W 49 cm / D 51 cm
Materials Steel - Beech wood
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Delivery and return info
If your order comes to over €200, shipping is free*. If your order is below €200 shipping costs €9. An extra delivery fee applies to bulky items based on what's in your basket and where it will be shipped. Estimated delivery times for your order will be visible before payment, and LOVEThESIGN will alert you of impending shipments. You can return articles once purchased by expressing this intention within 14 working days from the order's delivery. For any questions or special requests please contact Customer Care at customercare@lovethesign.com.
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Achille - Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Achille - Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918. As early as 1940 he dedicated himself to testing industrial production with brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). After graduating in architecture in 1944, he began research into shapes, techniques and new materials, aimed at developing an integral design process. He was one of the founders of ADI in 1956. In 1969, he was authorized by the Ministry of Education to teach "Artistic Design for Industry" and was a professor at Turin´s Faculty of Architecture until 1980 and then professor of "Industrial Design " in Milan until 1993. Since 1950 he has worked in the area of testing and research into outfittings and presentations for exhibitions (Triennale di Milano, Montecatini, Agip, Rai). MoMA in New York features 14 of his works. Other works can be found at:Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Kunstgewerbe Museum (Zurich), Staatliches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Munich), Museo del Design (Prato), Uneleckoprumyslove Prague Museum, Israel Museum (Jerusalem), The Denver Art Museum, Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein), Angewandte Kunst Museum (Hamburg and Cologne). He has been awarded 9 Compasso d´Oro awards. Achille Castiglioni died in 2002. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni was born in 1913. In 1937, he established the "Architecture,Urban Buildings and Research into Industrial Design" practice with his brother Livio. In 1952 Livio left; another brother, Achille joined the practice in 1944. He graduated from the Department of Architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1937 and co-wrote a libel on the Milan Town Planning Scheme: “Fifty Significant Squares in theMilanof the Future” with the architect Carlo Pagani in 1938. Lecturer and Assistant in Architectural Composition, Professor in Drawing and Relief Work at the Milan Faculty of Architecture. Member of the Board at the Association of Architects and at the Milan City Council Building Commission. He died in 1968. His works have been displayed and are currently being exhibited at: Museum of Modern Art, New York (22 works at present), Royal Institute of British Architects (London) Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Palais du Centenaire (Brussels), Modern Art Museum, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Prima Esposicion de disegno industrial di Buenos Aires (Argentina).
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Zanotta
Zanotta
Founded in 1954, the history of Zanotta is marked by the important collaborations with important designers like Castiglioni and Mari, and it goes hand in hand with the history of Italian design. Pieces by this company have been awarded the important “Premio Compasso d’Oro” for three times, and are displayed in some of the most important design museums, from New York to Berlin.
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Achille - Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
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Achille - Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918. As early as 1940 he dedicated himself to testing industrial production with brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). After graduating in architecture in 1944, he began research into shapes, techniques and new materials, aimed at developing an integral design process. He was one of the founders...
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Zanotta
Founded in 1954, the history of Zanotta is marked by the important collaborations with important designers like Castiglioni and Mari, and it goes hand in hand with the history of Italian design. Pieces by this company have been awarded the important “Premio Compasso d’Oro” for three times, and are displayed in some of the most important design museums,...
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