The Proust Armchair was first designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1978. This unique armchair represents the original meeting between handcraft and design, between classic and modern. It is part of Mendini’s series “redesigns furniture”. Believing that Modern Design had reached the end of its natural life and that designers could no longer create innovative designs, Mendini “redesigned” acknowledged classics. The Proust chair is inspired from the Louis XV style.