Marco Zanuso

(Milano, 1916 – 2001)

“There is no border between craftsmanship and design. What we do on the model, which will then be reproduced 50.000 times, is an activity in which we bring all our experience.”

Interpreter par excellence of the transition from craftsmanship to industry, Marco Zanuso was one of the first to apply new materials and technologies to everyday objects. Gold medal at the Milan Triennial IX, his Lady armchair revolutionized the very concept of sitting. The use of foam rubber and elastic tape, as well as the separate construction of the parts and their subsequent assembly, represented the birth of modern upholstered furniture.