Proust Geometrica

After it was first created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, the Proust armchair became a historic and iconic symbol of twentieth century furniture design. Just a couple of years ago, designer Alessandro Mendini helped design Proust Geometrica for Cappellini – an explosive and colorful version of the original. I think you either love it or hate it . . . what do you think?

(Cappellini Proust Geometrica Armchair $13,517)

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  1. it is a bit busy but there’s something about it. 🙂

    6.25.12
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  2. Carol wrote:

    Very nice!!!
    I have one blog also and I just posted looks from Los Angeles, take a look:

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  3. azrakun wrote:

    It would take a great designer eye to furnish whole place with this bold piece. Love the colors!

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  4. Tabetha wrote:

    I’m a sucker for riots o’ color, so I’m on the love side of this one!

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  5. Icklebabe wrote:

    Love it! Looks like Rainbow Brite’s throne! ❤❤❤

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  6. cecilia wrote:

    love it <3

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  7. Monica wrote:

    Wow they are amazing! They will definitely light up a room.

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  8. Elizabeth wrote:

    I actually really like these! I’m not sure exactly what I would do with them, but they are certainly a beautiful conversation piece. Happy Monday!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

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  9. CamMi Pham wrote:

    an awesome chair statement piece for sure a little too busy for me
    x
    cammi
    http://www.cammilicious.com

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  10. Thorunn wrote:

    love this chair! such a statement piece, would look great in a totally white room!
    love, Thorunn

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  11. Naja Lynge wrote:

    I am not fond of it. Never felt wow’ed or anything by it. There’s too much going on in my opinion

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  12. $13000!!! Holy smokes. It’s an awesome chair – but come on.
    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  13. Maria wrote:

    These fun bright chairs would be so great to have in any home! It would be so easy to reupholster a chari with the same pattern if you so wished!

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  14. Julie Khuu wrote:

    Funky fresh! Been using these chairs in a bunch of my interiors…I’ve yet to see them finished in such bold, bright patterns…how fun for summer!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  15. Marvelous A wrote:

    I love looking at them as art, but I don’t know if I could have one in the house!

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  16. Danielle wrote:

    Oh yes, since I saw this chair for the first time I’ve been in love with them!

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  17. Kim wrote:

    Love these!

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  18. This chair is so awesome 🙂 love it

    birdyblue

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  19. Michelle S wrote:

    I’m loving this in the “it’s so ugly it’s fabulous” kind of way.

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  20. allison wrote:

    Great chairs!! A bit out of my budget though! 🙂

    🙂
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  21. Domonique wrote:

    This is insanely beautiful…if only it could be sitting in my living room. Would be a pretty killer DIY project though, huh!?

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  22. omgosh! i totally want one!!!!
    too bad its totally expensive.
    but i love love love it!

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  23. Karina wrote:

    Hmmm….decided. Love.

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  24. Littlelulu wrote:
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  25. roma wrote:

    love! it would definitely be a great accent to a room dominated with one or two neutral colors! 🙂

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  26. Love the pop art-looking colorful armchairs.
    Material Fixations

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  27. pita wrote:

    This is so rad !

    x
    Pita
    Midafternoonlush.

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  28. Funny hair 😀

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  29. Love it but for 13 grand I’ll pass.

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  30. tina wrote:

    i LOVE it. but i hate the price tag. 13 grand for a freakin chair?? obviously not meant for people like me lol but i love the colors.

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  31. charmaine wrote:

    Love is an understatement. If I could marry an inanimate object this would be it!

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  32. Tiffany wrote:

    I love it!! I’m all about color and all piled together, bring it on!

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  33. Love it and have added it to my “virtual” home. That’s about as close as I’ll ever get to having one!

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  34. Jo wrote:

    I really love it! He did another version of this I recently saw in a museum. That version is awesome as well it has colourful dots all over it. The only downside really is the price. Great post!

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  35. Marina wrote:

    I want this chair!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

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  36. zee wrote:

    very intense but i love it if it didn’t cost 13,000 i’d buy one lol

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  37. Anne-Sophie wrote:

    Mendini designed the museum I worked at! It’s called the Groninger Museum, google it if you like the chair. 😉

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  38. Takahē wrote:

    Crazy but surprisingly awesome…

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  39. Wardrobes wrote:

    I like it… nice colorful chair….

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  40. Wow .. Great work and color combination are so good…

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  41. Beautiful.. colorful armchairs and perfect color combination.

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  42. Brenda wrote:

    Love this chair the moment I seen it and lovin it more. Am Going to make this a DIY project. Will paint the wooden frame all black. It’s better than paying $13,000.00!!

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  43. airault wrote:

    very nice !

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  44. No contest; love at first sight 🙂

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