When Alessandro Mendini designed his Proust Chair in 1978, it was revolutionary, manifesting a critical statement on the state of design. It has since become an icon that came to embody all the principles introduced by the Italian Anti-Design Movement of the 70s. Now, the Prust is produced by furniture brand Magis in plastic for outdoor use. While originally created as one-off, made of carved wood frame and upholstery, both painted in an Impressionist manner to convey the time of French author Marcel Proust, Magis mass-produces this icon using rotational molding, a process that involves slowly rotating a heated hollow mold. It is available in various plain colors and also in the dotted pattern.