The „Poltrona di Proust“ out of the year 1978 is one of the most famous designs by Alessandro Mendini. The designer overworked his legendary creation together with Magis. A splendid lounger out of polyethylene emerged, which is the embodiment of re-design.
Alessandro Mendini already re-designed his Proust lounger in the year 1978. Classic forms and colours of Baroque and Impressionism were took by Mendini, re-interpreted and connected in his “Poltrona di Proust”. Everything began with a tissue pattern by the French writer Marcel Proust which inspired Alessandro Mendini. During his researches in Proust’s surroundings, he found a Neo-baroque lounger which fascinated him so much that he enlarged the work at the tissue pattern to work at a complete lounger.
Mendini’s classic Proust lounger from 1978 possessed hand-made spots patterns which ornamented all parts of the splendid lounger and mirrored the impressionism of the painter Paul Signac. The avant-garde lounger was initially designed as unicum, but was manufactured in some cases and in limited editions later on.
Alessandro Mendini interpreted his world famous “Poltrona di Proust” once again now together with Magis. Magis Proust emerged, a lounger that is manufactured in a rotation procedure out of polyethylene for industrial production. With new colours and modern materials, but keeping the original shape, Magis brings its Baroque magic to the 21st century.
Magis offers the Proust lounger in different colours as well as in a multicolour edition, similar to the original spotted pattern. Thanks to the robust polyethylene, the lounger is suitable for outdoor use.