Ardea CM

Ardea armchair - Carlo Mollino - Zanotta

About The Product

Ardea CM by Zanotta is a bergère armchair created for conversation, a tribute to the one designed by Mollino in 1946 for Minola House. 

The backrest is folded inwards, so as to create a headrest with “ears”, in which to find a more peaceful and cozy ambience. The back has been made even more comfortable and fully supports the body.

Ardea armchair - Carlo Mollino - Zanotta

About The Designer

Carlo Mollino’s design ethos was centred around animal-inspired forms and anatomi- cal silhouettes whose curves created arabesques and sinuous lines reminiscent of ski tracks and the trails left by acrobatic planes in the sky.

Mollino adopted a complex design style, incorporating both abstract and surrealist ele- ments at the same time. His work drew on a varied raft of experiences and micro- worlds, making these his own.

Ardea armchair - Carlo Mollino - Zanotta

About the Manufacturer

Established in 1954, Zanotta is one of the recognized leaders in Italian industrial design since ever. Guided by the insight and wonderful entrepreneurship abilities of the founder, Aurelio Zanotta, starting from the 1960s it won and has held the international spotlight.

Zanotta’s products are emblematic from the viewpoint of formal innovation as well as of technological research, aiming at a continuous evolution in the materials quality and in the production processes.

Ardea armchair - Carlo Mollino - Zanotta

Why We Like It

Carlo Mollino‘s work is one of a kind. The designs of the Turin based architect aimed to replicate organic shapes and silhouettes through a rigorous application of manufacturing technics.

The Ardea CM armchair is a homage to Mollino’s vision and a perfectly executed piece of design. A modern classic for everyday use.