LADY

Design Marco Zanuso

SHAKING UP CONTEMPORARY UPHOLSTERED FURNISHINGS

Icon of Italian design in the 1950s and symbol of stylistic, material and technological innovation, the Lady armchair by Marco Zanuso made history with its breathtakingly modern construction.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

An icon of 1950s’ Italian Design, the armchair-sofa Lady stands out for its extraordinarily contemporary construction, a symbol of innovation supreme, in terms of style, materials, and technology. In addition to being the first armchair to incorporate expanded polyurethane and foam rubber, the armchair’s seat showcased a new system of springing, using reinforced elastic straps to ensure premier comfort; meanwhile the slender, slim-line metal legs showcase the design’s lightness of touch. The structure is contained in the seat, the back, and the arms, the outcome being a veritable masterpiece of Italian furniture design excellence; so much so that Lady was awarded the Gold Medal at the IX Milan Triennale, in 1951. Cassina’s new re-edition focuses on the looks of the Lady chair, adding a delightful range of new fabric options, including a number by Belgian designer Raf Simons.

I Maestri

Marco Zanuso

“Through the design, I am compelled to lend shape to that which I call complexity.”

Professionals

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All the structural elements are seamlessly integrated into the whole ‒ made up of seat, backrest and armrests ‒ making Lady a made-in-Italy masterpiece, Medaglia d'Oro at the IX Triennale di Milano in 1951.

Padding

Polyurethane foam and polyester batting.

Internal structure

Frame in tubular steel with elastic webbing.

Armrests

Poplar plywood.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

DESIGN BY
Marco Zanuso
PRODUCTION YEAR

2015

DESIGN BY
Marco Zanuso

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