Design Alessandro Mendini, 2009. Beech frame, cotton upholstery, plastic feet. Made in Italy by Cappellini. Proust was originally created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. It was immediately recognized as an icon of twentieth century design and one of the most renowned and essential reference points in the quest for form and aesthetic perfection. Cappellini inherited the piece in 1993 and today Proust Geometrica, upholstered and hand-finished according to tradition, preserves the forms of the original armchair while refreshing them and breathing new life into the image and value of the original design. Born in Milan, Alessandro Mendini is the former director of Casabella, Modo and Domus. The winner of a Compasso d'Oro and designer of the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Casino in Arosa and the Forum in Omegna. He is a designer, architect and image consultant for Philips, Swarovski, Swatch, and Bisazza. Proust Geometrica features a wooden frame, upholstered with a multi-colored fabric designed by Alessandro Mendini. Also available in the original version as Proust. 41.25" w | 43" h | 36.5" d | seat: 16.5" h.