Mole Footstool - 1961 . Sergio Rodrigues
Created in 1957 from a commission to Sergio Rodrigues by photographer Otto Stupakoff, who wanted a sofa for his studio where he could sprawl out like a Sultan.
Indigenous hammocks were the inspiration, thus Poltrona Mole was born, with four legs and interwoven straps that support a comfortable over-sized cushion. This version, from 1961 (named by the Italian company ISA de Bergamo as “Sheriff”), was the version sent to the II Concorso Internacional do Móvel de Cantú, where it received the 1st Prize.
The Mole Armchair has reinvented the way of sitting. “In Poltrona Mole, you don’t sit, you feast”, wrote journalist Sérgio Augusto. In a 1975 book, critic and designer Clement Meadmore called it “one of the 30 most important seats of the 20th century”. In recent decades it has become an icon of world design and an object of desire.
The armchair, is part of the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
• 82 x 59 x 45h (cm)
• 32.3” x 23.2” x 17.7”h (inches)*
* The inch measurements are approximate for better picturing the dimensions. Only the centimeters measurements are accurate.
• Solid wood frame.
• Loose cushion filled with silicone fiber and foam flakes.
• Adjustable natural leather straps, lathed wooden buttons.
**Colour and material availability is subject to checking!