Lady Chair (1951)

Designed in 1951 by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, the Lady armchair is a modern icon that won the gold medal at the IX Milan Triennale in the same year.


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Who designed Lady Chair?

In the late 1940s, Zanuso began collaborating with Italian manufacturing company Arflex to create a furniture collection using a newly developed polyurethane foam and elastic tape. Guided by the principle that these new materials would inform the aesthetic result, Zanuso designed a series of pieces for Arflex that became icons of modernist design, including the Lady Armchair (1951)


info source: https://www.pamono.com/designers/marco-zanuso

Arflex Ad for Marco Zanuso's Lady Chair
Arflex Ad for Marco Zanuso’s Lady Chair

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Lady Chair for Cassina
Lady Chair for Cassina

image source: https://www.cassina.com/en/collection/sofas-and-armchairs/720-lady

How is it made?

The Lady chair has a steel frame with poplar plywood armrests, padded in CFC-free polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. The density of the foam used for seat, backrests and armrests is differentiated according to the varying degrees of support required.
The steel chair legs are available in three different finishes: matte basalt, brass chrome and black chrome.

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Metal structure covered in polyurethane foam in the mold. Armrests in solid wood covered with polyurethane foam at varied densities and polyester fiber. Springing by means of reinforced elastic straps. Metal legs painted aluminum color. Not removable.
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Struttura interna della poltrona Lady
Lady Chair

What are its dimensions?

32 x 22 x 18″

(81.3 x 55.9 x 45.7 cm)

info source: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/4731

Marco Zanuso, Lady Chair, 1951.
Marco Zanuso, Lady Chair, 1951

image source: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/4731

 

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