These are FABULOUS! When these came on the market at an auction, I jumped as these Martingala chairs are very rare and hard to find. Its a chance to own a piece of classic history. They come complete with orginal tags and upolstery and foam is in very good condition. Zanuso pieces are always increasing in value-these are great investment pieces.
Marco Zanuso was born in Milano, Italy on May 14, 1916.He was one of a group of Italian designers from Milan shaping the international idea of ‘good design’ in the postwar years. Trained in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano University, he opened his own design office in 1945. From the beginning of his career, at Domus where he served as the editor from 1947–49 and at Casabella where he was editor from 1952–56, he helped to establish the theories and ideals of the energetic Modern Design movement. The major pieces of his career run a broad spectrum from early experiments in bent metal to luxurious, plush furniture to sleek industrial designs in plastic. His ‘Antropus’ chair came out in 1949, followed by the award-winning 1951 ‘Lady’ and 1954 ‘Martingala’ chairs.
These chairs were featured in Harpers Bazaar UK Septmber 2015.