Ettore Sottsass Jr. (Italian, born Austria, 1917-2007). <em>"Mandarin" Armchair Prototype</em>, ca. 1986. Painted wood, polyurethane foam, woven cloth, rubber, painted steel, 33 x 25 x 23in. (83.8 x 63.5 x 58.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Knoll International, 1990.86.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.86.5_view1.jpg)

"Mandarin" Armchair Prototype

Artist:Ettore Sottsass Jr.Knoll Associates

Medium: Painted wood, polyurethane foam, woven cloth, rubber, painted steel

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1986

Dimensions: 33 x 25 x 23in. (83.8 x 63.5 x 58.4cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 1990.86.5

Image: CUR.1990.86.5_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Armchair. Polyurethane foam covered with black woven cloth. Painted round profile wood, painted steel and rubber. Padded square seat inset with square curved padded back, raised on four black painted tubular steel legs terminating in black rubber pads. Continuous encircling round profile red-painted wood arms attached below the seat by metal screws and to the chair back by wood pegs. Production models have red tubular metal arms. CONDITION - The chair is in fine condition. The continuous arms detached from chair back. Proper left arm detached from wooden peg. Proper right: peg and arm detached from chair back. A small split to one arm segment below seat.

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