A Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker, and draftsman, Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) lived mostly in Paris but often paid visits to his hometown of Borgonovo to connect with his family and art. Surrealism and Cubism were the two major artistic styles that influenced his body of works. One of the highlights of the upcoming Design auction, presented by Phillips, is a table lamp by Giacometti, designed around 1934. It was later cast in patinated bronze and topped with a fabric shade. A rosewood, metal, and glass argentier from Charlotte Perriand is another lot of interest. It is accented with reverse-decorated mirrored glass.
The sale also features a Marcel Wanders chair that formerly belonged to an important American collection. An Amsterdam-based Dutch designer and art director, Wanders creates architectural, interior, and industrial projects. In 1996, he gained popularity with his Knotted Chair, which combined ‘high-tech’ materials and ‘low tech’ production methods. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Phillips.
Lot Categories:Furniture (121)
# of Lots:121
Price Range:$700 - $180,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Alberto Giacometti Tête de femme|| Estimate: |
|Charlotte Perriand Important argentier, 1927|| Estimate: |
|Wendell Castle Pair of chairs, 1967|| Estimate: |
|Marcel Wanders Prototype Crochet chair, 2006|| Estimate: |
|Jeroen Verhoeven Cinderella table, 2004-2007|| Estimate: |