Posted by switch-smith at 7:19 AM . Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Some of the most important works of the 20th Century are coming to market in Phillips de Pury's Design Masters auction, one of 2 design auctions they will be hosting on December 15th. These are my favorite picks:
An exceptional Poul Henningsen large wall light, for the Scala cinema and concert hall, Århus, Denmark, 1955.
Unique and important Serge Mouille six-arm ceiling light.
A rare Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair.
An incredible Serge Mouille "Grosse Moule" suspension ceiling light.
A Poul Henningsen Five-arm “Basket” ceiling light.
A rare Axel Salto budding vase.
A unique sideboard by Charlotte Perriand commissioned for “Les ombrages”, the private residence of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, built in the 1960s by architects Jean Marconnet and André Wogenscky.
Rare Jean Prouvé leather and steel swiveling office chair, model no. 353.
Exceptional George Nakashima free-edge “Minguren I” coffee table in
Buckeye burl walnut and American black walnut.
Important and monumental chandelier by Flavio Poli, one of only 2 in existence, from the Hotel Bristol, Merano, Italy, ca. 1954.
See the full previews of Design Masters here.