December Design at Phillips de Pury

For your chance to get your hands on some of the sexiest 20th century Modernist furniture on the market look no further than the December Design Auctions at Phillips de Pury, on view to the public this week.  The upcoming December Design Masters auction on December 11th, and Design Auction on December 12 features 50 lots with a combined estimate of $5-7 million.  Pieces available for purchase include rare work from seminal architects E.W. Godwin and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as well as key pieces from Gio Ponti and Paolo de Poli, Scott Burton, and Shiro Kuramata, among others.

 

left, EDWARD WILLIAM GODWIN Rare and early sideboard, circa 1870 ESTIMATE $500,000 – 600,000

GIO PONTI and PAOLO DE POLI, Important console, circa 1942 Estimate $100,000–150,000

alternate view, GIO PONTI and PAOLO DE POLI, Important console, circa 1942 Estimate $100,000–150,000


GIO PONTI, Unique center table, designed for the Trunfio House, Milan, 1954, Estimate $45,000-55,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Unique suspended cabinet, designed for Ferembal House, Nancy, 1948 Estimate $120,000–180,000

JEAN ROYÈRE, Group of three ‘Hirondelle’ wall lights, circa 1953, Estimate $40,000-60,000

MARIA PERGAY, ‘Ring’ chair, circa 1968 Estimate $35,000-45,000

RON ARAD, ‘Looploom’, 1992 Estimate $80,000–120,000

SCOTT BURTON, Prototype ‘Table for Four’ from the ‘Steel Furniture’ series, circa 1978 Estimate $100,000–150,000

SHIRO KURAMATA, ‘Laputa’ bed, circa 1991 Estimate $80,000–120,000

SHIRO KURAMATA, ‘Laputa’ bed, circa 1991 Estimate $80,000–120,000

TADAO ANDO, Set of three vases, 2011 Estimate $50,000–60,000
DESIGN MASTERS AUCTION |11 DECEMBER 2012 |2PM | 450 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK
DESIGN AUCTION |12 DECEMBER 2012 |11AM | 450 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK

Images courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Company

Amanda Jakubik

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