Pair of "Mezzadro" Stools by Achille Castiglioni for Zanotta

Castiglioni Achille
,
Zanotta
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Castiglioni Pier Giacomo
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Stools
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Italy
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1970

Rare pair of "Mezzadro" black stools by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta. Another pair available in yellow, please check item # LU94512085102 "Perhaps the Mezzadro project is the best example of the desire to use part of an already existing object, confirming its shape but shifting the place and the way it is employed: a tractor seat designed in the early 1900’s used as a stool for private homes (1957 Triennial at Villa Olmo). It is made of four pieces: the seat, a large wing screw, a leaf spring and a cross bar. Even the special fixing system employs a familiar object used for braking bicycle wheels, a large wing screw that permits fixing everything securely without need of screwdrivers or spanners. The seat is in stamped, enameled metal; the stainless steel leaf spring supporting the seat, which acts as a shock absorber in a tractor, here is turned the opposite way to make the seat springier. The wooden cross bar (solid beech), which vaguely resembles a yoke, furnishes two additional points of support needed to make the seat stable." Courtesy Fondazione Achille Castiglioni.

  • 6881
  • USD 3450.00
  • 19.3 In / 49.0 cm
  • 20.1 In / 51.0 cm
  • 20.1 In / 51.0 cm