Auction 161A

Italian Design

22. February 2022 at 3:00 PM

Consignments until
26. November 2021


Lighten up - make yourself comfortable at home - we create the required atmosphere.

It is still dark, wet and frosty outside, but do not despair, spring will come for sure! To illuminate and maybe even warm your heart, our wide range of selected Italian lighting classics of the 20th century will provide help for the cold season. With light objects by the most important Italian designers of their time like Joe Colombo, Vico Magistretti, Mario Bellini, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Gianfranco Frattini, Sergio Mazza, Angelo Mangiarotti, Angelo Lelli, Giotto Stoppino, Marco Zanuso, Giuseppe Ostuni, Gino Marotta and Gaetano Pesce every design enthusiast overcomes the dark time, at prices between € 200 - € 5,000.

Ettore Sottsass' iconic mirror 'Ultrafragola' (€ 5.000 - 6.000) puts everyone in the right light, the illuminated snake 'Boalum' (€ 350 - 400) by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini as well as Gio Ponti's 'Polsino' table lights (€ 3. 800 - 4.800) create the necessary atmosphere for relaxing, Andrea Bellosi's 'Arc en ciel' (€ 2.500 - 3.500) transports the rainbow into your home and with ‘Canovacci', Gaetano Pesce's already dries his tea towels outside (€ 3.500 - 4.000). Joe Colombo's desk light 'Acrilica' (€ 1.000 - 1.500) brings style into the home office, 'Biagio' by Afra and Tobia Scarpa (€ 1.800 - 2.200) does the same for the living room; it becomes flowery with Mario Bellini's 'Area' lights (€ 400 - 500 each) and Gino Marotta's 'Dalia' wall light (€ 1,800 - 2,200). Matteo Thun's 'Zerodue WWF Tower' light towers (€ 4,000 - 5,000 for the pair) set standards in any living situation; stylish lights by manufacturers Stilnovo, Oluce and Fontana Arte (€ 3,000 - 4,000) complete the exciting range.

Treat yourself to a drink in Joe Colombo's classic ‘4801/5‘ armchair in a limited Campari re-edition from 2016 (€ 2.200 - 2.500) or swing into a cozy after work with Franca Stagi's and Cesare Leonardi's design artwork 'Dondolo' from 1967 (€ 8.000 - 10.000) - to be found in all design museums and collections; museum quality for home! The same applies to the large 'Massolo' table made of polyurethane foam by Piero Gilardi for Gufram, which only appears to be made of porphyry; the piece on offer was acquired at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1974 (€ 4.500 - 5.500). For lounging at home, Mario Bellini's classic 'Bambole' sofa (€ 2,800 - 3,500) is highly desired. In demand if guests are staying, is Osvaldo Borsani's iconic 'D 70' sofa bed (€ 2,200 - 3,000) - comfortable for up to two persons. Treat yourself and your friends to Silvio Coppola's cozy table (€ 1,800 - 2,500), to match - eight comfortable chairs by Augusto Savini for Pozzi (€ 1,600 - 2,000).