Three Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglini 'Tractor' Stools
Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta, 'Mezzadro' or 'Tractor' stools, metal, painted red, turquoise and silver metal and wood, Italy, 1957.
These three Mezzadro stools are executed in a in light blue-green, silver and red. The bent chrome frame holds the structure of the seat, creating a fun, ergonomic and dynamic shape. The frame is in fact a spring-based arched steel strip that is used in tractors and that absorbs the shock of uneven ground. They enhanced the stability of the cantilever structure by a wooden cross-strut that resembled the rungs of a wooden ladder. The nickname of the stools is derived from the use of tractor seats and spring-based arched strip creates this simple, post-modern design. Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni were both radical and playful in their design approach as they only considered a design finished when they went as far as to eliminate all unnecessary elements.
Please note that price is per stool, not per set.