Artist/Designer: Alessandro Mendini
b. 1931, Italy
Medium: Cast Bronze
Dimensions: Chair 11.25"h x 7.25" x 7.25"
Details: Designed in 1974. Limited Edition series includes 4 works (Little Beaver by Frank Gehry, Big Easy by Ron Arad, Poltrona di Proust, and Lassu´ by Alessandro Mendini) In excellent condition.
Edition Size: Edition originally planned for 500 but less than 250 were ever produced.
Notes from the archive: Original brochure stated: "Lassu´ (which means (being) "up there", (going) "up there") is one of the "objects for spiritual use" which Alessandro Mendini presented in the periodical Domus when calling for a "guerrilla war" on the inhospitable world of functionalism. The archetypal chair rests on a slanted pyramid, which makes it difficult to sit down on. But once you are sitting on it, you get a new and different view of things. As a happening the chair was placed in the middle of an open field, doused with gasoline and set on fire. The fire not only symbolized the act of liberation, but also the transitory nature of the object and its message."
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