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Alessandro Mendini, "Ceramic Proust" Sculpture, Superego Editions, Italy



The famous Proust in miniaturized ceramic of the "Proust-Decorate Collection", designed by Alessandro Mendini e produced by Superego Editions. Limited edition of 35 copies. Signed and numbered. After having “thought about a 'Giotto chair' or 'Cezanne table' on other occasions”, the idea of a “Proust fabric” dates back to 1976, with a view to creating a surface by literally means only, investigating the “visual and object world of Proust”, and evoking memory games about distant places and times. A few years later he focused his experimentation on an armchair with an 18th-century look, found among the models still reproduced out in the Italian province, then decorated by hand with a fancy texture working on certain details from Paul Signac's pointillist paintings. A pattern freely invading the entire armchair like a nebula, decoration which, over time, has become just as much a distinctive symbol of Alessandro Mendini's world as the armchair itself. In 2009, the chair is miniature and is made in ceramic. The material allows to find new expression through colors, from pointillism to the fluorescent dyes, from the elegance of black and white to the preciousness of gold, bronze and platinum.


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