Auction 169C

International Design

28. June 2023 at 3:00 PM CEST

A wide selection of design icons at attractive starting prices is on offer!

Italian lighting design by Achille Castiglioni (models 'Toio', 'Gibigiana', 'Noce', 'Lampadina'), Angelo Lelli ('Contrast') and Joe Colombo ('Coupé', 'Spider'), Scandinavian designs by Verner Panton (ceiling lights from the 'Fun' series) and Hans Agne Jakobsson (model 'Cylinder' as a wall lamp) at starting prices between € 300 and 1,000.

Always in demand are also the French seating objects by Pierre Paulin, Jean Prouvé, Olivier Mourgue and Le Corbusier - as a brake on inflation at prices far below the current new prices. Furthermore, colorful objects by Gerard Taylor and Michele de Lucchi, Verner Panton and Francesco Binfaré. Bright red armchairs, colorfully painted lighting and shiny wall panels as not-to-be-overlooked eye-catchers for your new interior!

Also a variety of special, rare arts and crafts items await you in this auction: textile art by Jean Lurçat (estimate € 2. 500 - 2.800), porcelain by Beate Kuhn and Klaus Bendixen (estimate €1.200 - 1.500), ceramics by Pol Chambost, brass objects by Hayno Focken (bowl, around 1930, SP €1.000 - 1.200), leather animals by Dimitri Omersa (estimates €800 - 1.200), wooden sculptures by Werner Schmidt and more. Just in time for Pablo Picasso's 50th anniversary of death, also a small selection of carpets at prices below €2.000.

A small chapter with children's furniture and toys completes the offer. In addition to colorful plastic furniture - exemplified by three chairs and table 'Casalino', around 1971, for €400 - 500 - you will also find popular collectibles by Kay Bojesen, Hans Bølling and Gunnar Flørning. Mice, elephants and little birds made of wood, on offer from €80 starting price.

Despite the hot summer weather, customers did not miss the opportunity to bid on special pieces in our three design auctions 169A, B and C this week.

The highlight was one of the rare 'Illusion' tables by Philippe Starck, which doubled its limit eagerly fought over on several sides and was finally knocked down at EUR 30.000 (147). Before that, the rare armchair 'Havana' by Henry van de Velde had already been bid up from EUR 14.000 to 28.000. A German collector prevailed against an international gallery (3).

In the special collection "Made in Italy" it was the well-known glove armchair 'Joe' that fascinated the bidders. Covered in white leather, the seating object now makes its way to Switzerland for EUR 7,500 (315).

In Wednesday's International Design Auction, a lighting object made of ceramic by Georges Pelletier surprised the design community. Hotly contested, a Swiss collector only won the object at double its estimate at EUR 3,600 (727).

Many more beautiful objects can be found in our post auction sale, which will last until 28 July.