Artist/Designer: Marco Zanini
b. 1954, Trento, Italy
Title: Roma Chair 1986
Medium: Fiberglass with metallic finish
Dimensions: 35.5" h x 35.5" x 35.5"
Details: From the 1986 Memphis/Milano Collection, this chair represents one of Marco Zanini's most important designs for Memphis. This example has a deep green metal flake finish on the fiberglass. In very good condition in the original crate from early production.
Notes from the Archive: The Roma chair utilized molded fiberglass-a material not typically associated with furniture, and pushed the boundaries of plastic materials for use in the living room. The metalflake finish is a direct reference to flashy American hot-rod finishes, while the form is certainly a metaphor for the chair's historical relationship to a throne. Long out of production, it is extremely unusual to find one of these chairs in good condition, especially as many were used outdoors. A coup for any collector!
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