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One of Five-Piece "Malitte" Cushion System

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Upholstery: nylon and vinyon. Seating: polyurethane foam
  • Place Manufactured: Milan, Italy
  • DATES designed 1966; manufactured ca. 1970
    DIMENSIONS 32 1/2 x 48 x 24 1/2 x 48 in. (82.6 x 121.9 x 62.2 x 121.9 cm) 35 x 24 1/2 x 35 in. (88.9 x 62.2 x 88.9 cm) 27 x 24 1/2 x 48 in. (68.6 x 62.2 x 121.9 cm) 24 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 63 in. (61.6 x 62.2 x 160 cm) 17 x 25 x 24 3/4 in. (43.2 x 63.5 x 62.9 cm)  (show scale)
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    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Knoll International, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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    CAPTION Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002). One of Five-Piece "Malitte" Cushion System, designed 1966; manufactured ca. 1970. Upholstery: nylon and vinyon. Seating: polyurethane foam, 32 1/2 x 48 x 24 1/2 x 48 in. (82.6 x 121.9 x 62.2 x 121.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Knoll International, Inc., 78.128.1. © artist or artist's estate
    IMAGE group, 78.128.1_78.128.2_78.128.3_78.128.4_78.128.5_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Five-piece "Malitte" cushion system. Five polyurethane foam forms upholstered in a plush jersey fabric: four in red and one in dark blue, the forms can be displayed together as a vertical stack, or taken apart and used as a variety of seat forms. The red pieces (1-.4) have a flat underside, two flat sides, and two sides of varied ovoid forms. The blue piece (5) has two flat ends and is of ovoid outline. Designed by Roberto Sebastian Matta, made by Gavina (c.1970), distributed in the United States by Knoll International, Inc. CONDITION - New.
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