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In the MoMA Collection

Mezzadro Seat

Mezzadro Seat

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1957


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Product Description

Mezzadro Seat

Known for their witty repurposing of unorthodox objects, brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni created the Mezzadro seat by attaching a tractor seat to a steel stem. Unveiled at the 1957 Triennial at Villa Olmo, the Mezzadro was lauded for its inventiveness. It has since become a classic example of mid-twentieth century design ingenuity and is now featured in the Museum’s collection. Made with chromium-plated steel stem, red lacquered seat, and steam-treated beech footrest.

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Product Specs

Type Mid-Century Modern
Made In Italy
Size 20.25h x 19.5l x 20.25"w.
Materials Chromium-plated Steel, Lacquer, Beech
Featured In the MoMA Collection , Historic Design
Designer Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Date 1957
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