An incredible hand-painted porcelain 1:4.5 scale version of Alessandro Mendini's iconic 1978 Poltrona di Proust chair design produced by Edition Vitra Design Museum in 1996. Originally intended to be an edition of 500, only 50-100 were produced because of the exquisite care required by Atelier Mendini to hand-paint each one. The porcelain blanks were produced by the Vitra Design Museum and delivered to Mendini's Milan studio. The hand-painted decoration was designed by projecting a slide of a Paul Signac painting on to the surface, and the dots were painted directly on to the furniture.
Mendini's Poltrona di Proust is postmodernism at its best: Baroque furniture, decoration from Pointillist painting, with a title from French literature. Mendini ranks amongst the most important designers of the 1980s-2000s, having won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro multiple times, as well as producing work for Philips, Swarovski, Swatch, Supreme, and Bisazza.
In excellent condition. Includes the original brochure from Vitra Design Museum and a custom made lucite box for displaying.