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Designed in 1928 for the Pressa Exhibition in Cologne, Germany, the Pressa Armchair is a classic example of El Lissitzky's style. The Pressa Armchair is constructed of wood or steel.
Throughout his career, Lissitzky advanced a number of methods, ideas, and movements that had a large and significant impact on contemporary art, particularly in the fields of graphic design, exhibition design, and architecture. Partly because of his constant expansion and experimentation into many different mediums and styles, and his spirit of innovation in them, Lissitzky's work is generally held in high regard by historians and critics.
Along with his efforts towards the advancement of art, Lissitzky worked tirelessly for ways to better life with art. For that purpose, he chose to study architecture in his youth; an artistic medium that directly affects and contributes to society. He was an ardent supporter of the Communist ideology and devoted a great part of his life and energy in its service. Through his "Prouns", Utopian models for a new and better world were developed. This approach, in which the artist creates art with socially defined purpose, could aptly be summarized with his edict "das zielbewusste Schaffen" (the task oriented creation).
Made in Germany.
Dimensions: H 28" D 25" W 29 1/2" SH 17 1/4"
Materials: Polyurethane upholstery, loose cushions in seat. Frame available lacquered red, black, white or blue; beech or maple; high-grade stainless steel; aluminum pyramid-sheet metal