In 1970 Zanotta put into production, metaphorically calling it Mezzadro, the “sprung metal seat” that the Castiglioni brothers had designed in 1957 for the exhibition “Forms and colors in today’s home”, set up at Villa Olmo in Como.


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Mezzadro is a loud and clear message of freedom to define the domestic spatial environment.“With this rather unusual homage name, the object brings to mind Neo Vanguardism, from the provocative nature of Arte Povera to the irony of Pop Art. The assembly of craft-based and industrial components holds together a work by Duchamp: the farming world in the sheet metal seat and the steel crossbow, the cycling world in the fixing pin and the nautical one in the beech wood crosspiece.

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Orange, White, Yellow, Black, Red



49 x 51 cm


Chromed steel, Steamed beech



The company that brings irony to the domestic universe, which suggests different ways to feel better in the world of the home, which was the first to include in its catalog the works of the great masters of Italian design and beyond (Castiglioni, Mari, Munari , Sottsass, Colombo, Max Bill, Philippe Nigro and many others), giving rise to an unparalleled "collection" of masterpieces, awarded and exhibited in the most important design museums. Zanotta is also the quality of the materials used, always of the highest quality; of the technologies used and the processes carried out with artisanal care, in order to further enhance the peculiar characteristics of the designs, woods, metals, leathers and fabrics used.

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