In 1978 shortly after the Proust armchair was produced it became recognized as an icon for twentieth century furniture design and quickly became one of the most renowned reference points in the search for form and aesthetic perfection. The chair was created by Studio Alchimia and features an ornately carved and hand painted wooden frame.
In 1993 Cappellini inherited the piece and, along with architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, has since created the Proust Geometrica, a bold and very colourful version of the original armchair. The chair is for sale here for $13,517.
A recreation of the original Proust Armchair