Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini

Teneride by Mario Bellini front
Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini Back

Teneride-by-Mario-Bellini as auctioned by Wright As auctioned by Wright

Teneride Chair by Mario Bellini

I had taken some photo’s from this chair at the Milan Triennale Design Museum last September, not knowing exactly what to think of this extraordinary chair, until Wright had it on auction on June 7, 2012:

185
Mario Bellini
Teneride chair
Cassina
Italy, 1970
molded polyurethane, lacquered wood, lacquered fiberglass
26.25 w x 25.5 d x 35.5 h inches

Made from a single piece of molded polyurethane, this experimental chair was technically difficult to create and was never put into production.

Estimate: $7,000–9,000
Result: $35,000

And now I’m more confused: Was the one I photographed a prototype? This prototype, or are there more prototypes?

Rose Chair by Masanori Umeda for Edra

Rose Chair by Masanori Umeda for Edra

Milan Triennale Design Museum (1)

In September, 2011, I visited the Milan Triennale Design Museum which has many designer chairs on display and in its permanent collection. I’ll devote a some posts to their collection.

Rose Chair

This Rose Chair was designed by Masanori Umeda for Edra.