Auction 151B


24. June 2020 at 3:00 PM CEST


On 24 June, design classics from all decades of the 20th century will be put up for auction in the International Design Auction.

Gio Ponti's designs have become an indispensable part of every design auction. The wall light 'Finestra' (1957) by Arredoluce, Monza, deserves special attention because of its rarity. It will be called up with 8.000 - 10.000 €. Also on offer are two armchairs that the Italian designer created around 1950. The armchairs '516', designed for Cassina, Milan, with a new white-blue upholstery fabric, will be available for an estimated 5,000 - 7,000 € .

Another chapter of this auction is dedicated to French design. The silhouettes of lights designed by Serge Mouille in the 1950s is legendary. The table light from the 'Trépied' series is offered for an estimated 3,500 - 5,000 €. The estimated price of the double-armed wall light, first shown at a Paris exhibition in 1954, is between 7,500 and € 10,000 €.

Pierre Jeanneret's writing chair 'PJ-SI-26-A' (estimated price 3.500 - 5.000 €) will certainly attract the attention of design lovers. The model was created in 1960 for the government buildings of the city of Chandigarh, which the designer designed together with the architect Le Corbusier.

Scandinavia is also represented with prominent designs. Numerous lights by Poul Henningsen will be called up, including two copper-plated ceiling lights 'Langelinie' from the fifties (estimated price 3,500 - 5,000 €). Two armchairs attributed to Philip Arctander with covers of white sheepskin will be called up for 6,000 - 8,000 €. The desk '93 - 4' by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, made of rosewood, will be called for 4,000 - € 7,000 €.

The striking designs by Ron Arad are no less popular. The 'Spring' series for Moroso, Milan is represented with two models. The children's armchair 'Soft Little Easy', 1991, a smaller version of 'Soft Big Easy', is called at the auction day with 800 - 1.200 €. A real collector's item is the 1994 'No Spring Chicken' armchair, which was originally also intended as part of Moroso's 'Spring' series, but production was discontinued due to lack of demand. Covered with purple textile it is now available for 6.000 - 8.000 €.

Ron Arad's armchair 'Well Tempered Chair' was designed for Vitra, Weil/Rhine in 1986/87 and is part of the auction with an estimated 9.500 - 12.000 €. The armchair 'How High The Moon', 1986, by Shiro Kuramata, produced by Vitra Design, is also a significant highlight of this auction and will now find a new owner for an estimated 4,500 - 6,000 €.