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10 Lots We’d Love To Own: Wright ‘Memphis Design – The Zanone Collection’ sale, October 2019

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2019-09-30

Our featured auction this week is Memphis Design: The Zanone Collection which takes place at Wright in Chicago on October 3.

The auction features more than lots from the revolutionary Italian design group, whose bold and colourful Postmodern 1980s creations were described as “a shotgun wedding between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price”.

Here are 10 lots we’d love to own from Dennis Zanone’s remarkable collection that we’d love to own…

Super lamp by Martine Bedin

Estimate: $700 – $900

France / Italy, 1981

Glazed stoneware, rubber, chrome-plated steel

Nefertiti teapot by Matteo Thun

Estimate: $700 – $900

Italy, 1981

Glazed ceramic 8¼ w × 7¾ d × 7½ h in 21 × 20 × 19 cm

Kristall occasional table by Michele de Lucchi

Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500

Italy, 1981

Laminate, lacquered wood, enameled steel 25 w × 21 d × 24 h in 63 × 53 × 61 cm

Santa Fe ceiling lamps by Matteo Thun

Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500

Alessio Sarri Ceramiche for Memphis

Italy, 1983

Glazed porcelain 12¼ w × 12¼ d × 22 h in 31 × 31 × 56 cm

Bel Air chair by Peter Shire

Estimate: $3,000 – $5,000

USA / Italy, 1982

Lacquered wood, fiberglass, cloth 47 w × 42 d × 49½ h in 119 × 107 × 126 cm

Charlotte cabinet by Martine Bedin

Estimate: $3,000 – $5,000

France / Italy, 1987

Birdseye maple veneer, maple veneer, stained maple veneer, lacquered wood 47 w × 25¾ d × 53 h in 119 × 65 × 135 cm

Bertrand cabinet by Massimo Iosa Ghini

Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000

Italy, 1987

Lacquered wood, chrome-plated steel, enameled steel 89½ w × 21¾ d × 43 h in 227 × 55 × 109 cm

Malabar cabinet by Ettore Sottsass

Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000

Italy, 1982

Laminate over wood, enameled steel, lacquered wood 99½ w × 19¾ d × 93 h in 253 × 50 × 236 cm

Big Sur sofa by Peter Shire

Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000

USA / Italy, 1986

Laminate, upholstery 83 w × 28½ d × 36 h in 211 × 72 × 91 cm

Ginza Robot cabinet by Masanori Umeda

Estimate: $6,000 – $8,000

Japan / Italy, 1982

Laminate over pressboard, chrome 59 w × 21½ d × 68 h in 150 × 55 × 173 cm


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