Auction 172A

Schools of Design

05. December 2023 at 3:00 PM CEST

Rare pieces by renowned designers are in high demand!

For example, the rare 'Factotum' shelf in the well-known style of the Memphis group, which doubled its starting price and changed hands for €15,000. The 'Steltman Chair' by Gerrit Th. Rietveld, in a rarely found version with a left armrest, was knocked down to a French collector for €22,000 after an exciting bidding battle.

In the Art Nouveau segment, designs by Henry van de Velde were particularly highly prized. The winning bid of €20,000 for the salt and pepper bowl ‚Whip' (1903/04) was awarded to a Belgian collector after a lively online bidding that started at €12,000. The table lamp by Henri Bergé and Ernest Schneider 'Libellule et renoncules jaunes' with a pond landscape, ranunculus and a dragonfly for Daum Frères exceeded the estimated price and was knocked down at €12,000.

The fragile lamps by Isamu Noguchi and Ingo Maurer were also highly coveted: the floor lamp 'Akari UF4 31N' was secured by a Japanese gallery for €8,000, while a pair of the famous 'Uchiwa' fans was knocked down for €3,000.

In our post auction sale you will find further exciting design objects by Eileen Gray, Ettore Sottsass, Ingo Maurer, Osvaldo Borsani and many other international designers. All unsold lots will be offered until January 12.