Flawless legend: In memory of Alessandro Mendini
e15 art director Farah Ebrahimi tells about her special encounter with the master of “banal design“.
Design calls for fashion and Hard Dress is born, the chair with the nail. The zipper of the most famous jacket from the roaring Eighties inspired Piero Lissoni in the reinterpretation of M330 and 331 armchairs; the leather upholstery recalls the rock style of Perfecto. The designer brought a renewed expressive force to the seat underlining the geometric profile with a visible two-way zipper that becomes the main decorative feature, other than making the upholstery removable. In a journey through the boldest garments of the past, Hard Dress lands on the ancient atmosphere of ancient China and it’s presented in a retro version in red or blue fabric drawn from the Eastern embroidery typical of the armour of imperial guards from the Ming Era. The stylistic purity of the project is open to different interpretations, only to rediscover sobriety in the variant with armrests and upholstery with inverted pleat, as required by the classical tradition.
|Width||560 mm / 590 mm|
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||460 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
with back padding
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
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