Antropus Lounge Chair
The Antropus lounge chair lends itself to creating an oversized and comfortable seat and back-rest that fit snugly into the slender, curving profile of the side panels. This is accomplished through the use of polyurethane foam CFC free. Architect Marco Zanuso worked with Arflex in the late 1940s when he was commissioned to design the set of Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of Our Teeth, which was dubbed “La Famiglia Antropus” in Italian. These first versions of the lounge chair were created in fully upholstered in foam rubber; at the time, this material was considered highly innovative and was being promoted for use in domestic furniture-making for its expressive, and industrial ergonomic potential. We are proud to offer Antropus in the original iconic red fabric upholstery.
Architect, designer and university lecturer, Marco Zanuso was one of the leading interpreters of the Modern Movement.
Trained at the Polytechnic University of Milan and, in the immediate post-war years, co-editor of the Domus magazine with Ernesto N. Rogers, he was awarded the Medaglia d’oro and the Gran Premio at the Milan Triennale on a number of occasions (VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII editions), and won ve Compassi d’Oro between 1956 and 1985.
Zanuso was one of the first designers in Italy to take an interest in product industrialization, going beyond aesthetics to incorporate technological, industrial, and communication variables.