From design to product
In the late Seventies Zanotta undertakes a new trend of research aimed at identifying and recovering from the past objects of anonymous origin, “already seen”, but to be revisited and represented in a contemporary key. So, in 1978 Zanotta asked Marco Zanuso to redesign a “familiar” outdoor folding chair - its model had been found in a shop of used furniture. Interpreting to its best the concept of redesign, Zanuso introduced some improvements to enhance the chair’s functional characteristics and the seat comfort. Regarding the latter Zanuso proposed a highly-refined solution by covering the strips, originally made of metal, with a noble and precious material such as cowhide.