Mies

► 1969


Archizoom Associati


A wedding present to one member of the group from the other Archizoom’s members. This iconic chair not only plays on the elegant minimalist of Mies van der Rohe, but has come to represent Radical Design. This internationally known movement emerged from Florence in the late 1960s as a reaction against the predominantly bourgois architectural tendencies of the time. Reference to Mies was something of a throwback. As group member Gilberto Corretti said “Mies was one of the most influential figures for us, we simply had to name this chair after him”.The piece is simultaneously luxurious and essential. With its mirrored surface and strident triangular form, the steel frame perfectly conceals the sitting function of the rubber seat, at least that is until someone decides to sit on it. (Read more in Focus)


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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
► 1969 First presented at the 9th Salone del Mobile, Milan
► 1972 Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Museum of Modern Art, New York
► 2003 1945-2000 Il Design in Italia: 100 Oggetti della Collezione Permanente del Design Italiano, Triennale di Milano, Milan
► 2003 The Beautiful Factory, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Rio de Janeiro; Altman Building, New York
► 2004 Radical Design, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno
► 2005 Italian Beauty: 100 Esemplari Al Top Trasformazioni Nel Design Moderno, Florence
► 2007 Archizoom Associati 1966 – 1974, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Lausanne, France
► 2007 Il Modo Italiano, Mart Rovereto, Museè Des Beaux-Arts De Montreal, Montreal
► 2009 Serie Fuoriserie, Museo della Triennale, Milan
► 2010 Biennale Internazionale del Design, Palazzo dei Capitani, Ascoli, Italy
► 2010 Il Grande Gioco, Rotonda della Besana, Milan
► 2010 Pop Design, Filatoio di Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy


COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Vitra Design Museum, Weil-Am-Rhein
Museo Della Triennale, Milano
Museum of Art and Design, Hamburg
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Power House Museum, Sydney


TECHNICAL CHART
► Typology armchair
► Dimension 131x74x80 (h) cm
► Materials chrome-plated steel frame, seat in latex sheet that deforms in response to the weight of the body, headrest and luminous footrest covered in pony hide


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