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Antro­pus Lounge Chair

c. 1949

by Marco Zanuso
for Cassina

Antro­pus Lounge Chair

by Marco Zanuso
for  Cassina

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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. 


Marco Zanuso

Italy (1916–2001)

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.

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