Artist/Designer: Achille Castiglioni
b. 1918-2002, Italy
Pier Giacolo Castiglioni
b. 1913 - 1968, Italy
Title: Mezzadro Stool
Medium: Chrome plated steel and beech
Dimensions: 20.5" h x 19.6" x 21.8"
Details: Designed 1954 - 1957, in production by Zanotta in Italy from 1970 to the present. This version is from a Limited Edition commissioned by Moss to celebrate the 50th birthday of Zanotta. The exhibition opened May 17, 2004 and was titled "Zanotta 50". Fifty stools were produced, each in different color, and each stamped and numbered. This stool is numbered 04/50. Production version still offered by Zanotta in standard colors.
Edition size: 50 total, each in a different color.
Notes from the archive: At once, an iconic example of Italian design and quintessential "found object" with roots to Picasso and Duchamp's sculptures using banal objects to create a new work of art. Also a very comfortable "seat"! 100 Masterpieces catalogue by the Vitra Design Museum notes, "The Castiglioni brothers consider an object to be successful when all superfluous elements have been removed, and the object has been reduced to its essentials, yet lent optimal formal expression."
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