Auction 122A

Italien Design

22. September 2015


Italien Design
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On September 22, 2015, many an eye-catching item from the auction comprising of 327 lots of Italian Design changed hands.

Angelo Mangiarotti's six 'Chicago' chairs, 1983, made of one piece of black plastic, received the highest hammer price. It climbed from an estimate of €6,000 – 7,000 up to €10,000. Two armchairs and a dining table by Milan architect and designer Carlo De Carli affirmed their estimates and sold for €3,200 resp. €3,000. The charming folding liquor cabinet by A. Ferri from the 1950s received its lower estimate price of €3,000.

The demand for decorative objects by Piero Fornasetti is still unabated. His 'Fiori' table (1960s) attained €5,500. A bidding war broke out over a large tray with orange slices, its price augmented from an estimate of €700 – 900 to €2,400. For five 'Pillola' table lights, which are among the classics of Italian Design of the 1960, €5,000 were allowed. The following pieces are featured in every standard reference book on Italian Design: the 'Camaleonda' seating units by Mario Bellini (1971) – three of them were sold for their tax of €3,000, Angelo Mangiarotti's 'Eros' marble table (1971) was knocked down for €3,200 and a 'Quaderna' console and bench by Superstudio will travel to Spain for €3,400.

Extravagant objects, like a fountain with mosaic décor (c1940) and a serving cart with wine cooler by Aldo Tura, coated with coloured kid leather, were secured by design aficionados from Germany and Switzerland. The youngest object of the offer, 'Disk', an illuminated object by Jacopo Foggini, completed the auction with a hammer price of €4,000.