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Trick Proust Stool Prototype/exhibition Model

This is a Stool prototype/exhibition model. It was designed by Alessandro Mendini. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is molded thermoplastic, painted fiberboard (seat panel). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 42.9 x 30.5 cm (16 7/8 in. x 12 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of fiberboard panel:signed in black ink: "Alessandro"/"Mendini" [in script] within four scrolling lines; "86" to lower right of signature. "VANINI" molded into bottom of circular seat/storage area.

Cite this object as

Trick Proust Stool Prototype/exhibition Model; Designed by Alessandro Mendini (Italian, 1931 - 2019); Italy; molded thermoplastic, painted fiberboard (seat panel); H x diam.: 42.9 x 30.5 cm (16 7/8 in. x 12 in.); The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection; 2013-50-8-a,b

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