Three Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglini 'Tractor' Stools

$1,750.00 USD

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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.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Mezzadro (Manufacturer), Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Designer)
  • dimensions H 20.08 in. x W 17.33 in. x D 21.26 in.
  • manufacturingdate 1957
  • material Painted Metal, Chrome, Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • seatheight
  • style Mid-Century Modern
  • wear Wear consistent with age and use.