Radical Iconic Italian Design

Follow Us

Armchair designed by Archizoom Associati

The Mies chair was born in 1969 from the idea of using a strip of para rubber or India rubber – strong, elastic materials – as a seat. The structure, a triangle in chromium-plated metal, brings out the purity of the silhouette. The headrest and footrest cushions are in ponyskin. The name emphasizes the similarity of the structure to the projects of Mies van der Rohe, as a tribute to the great master who died that same year. With its rigorous geometric design, the Mies chair sums up the philosophy of Archizoom Associati, leading figures of the Italian Radical movement starting in the second half of the 1960s.

To request a quote, please write to the following email address: info@poltronova.it



131 x 74 x 80[h] cm

chrome—plated steel frame, seat in latex sheet that deforms
in response to the weight of the body, headrest and luminous footrest covered in ponyhide



1969 First presented at the 9th Salone del Mobile, Milan 1972 Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2003 1945—2000 Il Design in Italia: 100 Oggetti della Collezione Permanente del Design Italiano, Triennale di Milano, Milan / The Beautiful Factory, Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Rio de Janeiro / Altman Building, New York 2004 Radical Design, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno
2005 Italian Beauty: 100 Esemplari Al Top Trasformazioni Nel Design Moderno, Florence 2007 Archizoom Associati 1966 — 1974, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Lausanne / Il Modo Italiano, Mart Rovereto /  Museè Des Beaux—Arts De Montreal, Montreal 2009 Serie Fuoriserie, Museo della Triennale, Milan 2010 Biennale Internazionale del Design, Palazzo dei Capitani, Ascoli, Italy / Il Grande Gioco, Rotonda della Besana, Milan / Pop Design, Filatoio di Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy 2017 Radical Utopias — Beyond architecture: Florence 1966 — 1976, La Strozzina Gallery, Florence 2018  Radical Utopias — Beyond architecture: Florence 1966 — 1976, CCA, Montreal / Joeuts à Jouer — Objects in the forest, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Brussels 2019 The Undomestic House — Architettura e abitare, Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea “Osvaldo Licini”, Ascoli Piceno / I–Made — Italian Manufacture Art & Design exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London / Collezione permanente Museo del Design Italiano, Triennale di Milano, Milan