12.11.2011

lazy sunday preview @ phillips de pury

I dropped by 
this afternoon to check-out
their  
"Design" sale
which is being previewed downtown
at the 15th street location.
I dished the dirt a bit with
the lovely
Roddy and Hartogs
and then it was time to look at some junk.
I will try to report from
if I can force myself Uptown before the 13th....

Mathias Bengtsson
"Slice" Armchair
1999
$20-30,000
This chair, 
I have to say, is pretty cool.
Never really liked it much until today.

Serge Mouille
"Grosse Moule"
1955
$40-60,000
Wow, 
I just got the joke... 
how many years has this gone right 
over my head?
These lamps DO look like mussels, moules....
Damn am I thick.
(They say that girth is important, but not in this case....)
Anyway,
these were "grosse", huge in fact.
You can't really tell from my shots.
Me like.

Gio Ponti
"Quadro Luminoso" Wall Lamp
(detail)
1950
$18-24,000
I'm into birds lately.
Funny birds.

Beatrice Wood
"Bird Vessel B958"
1989
A funny bird from a Funny Bird.

Paolo Portoghesi
"Floor Lamp"
1972
$5-7,000
Someone please bid against me on this,
I have no business buying it right now,
but I love it...

Wendell Castle
"Mirror"
1970
$7-9,000
I love Mr. Castle,
Peaches and I had a nice chat with him in Miami.
This is a jewel of an object.
2nd favorite piece in the auction.

Tapio Wirkkala
"Rhythmic Plywood" Coffee Table
1957
$15-20,000
3rd favorite piece.

Oscar Niemeyer
"Aran" Lounge Chair
1970
$8-12,000
Scott Burton
"Archi-Plate Table"
1988/2005
$60-70,000
Marcello Pietrantoni and Roberto Lucci
'Nuvola" Ceiling Light
1966
$3-5,000
Nice little vignette we got going on here....

Go preview it yourself for tons more
killer design.
If you're not in NYC,
check it out online

2 comments:

  1. Tapio Wirkkala is fantastic.

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