Deconstructing Rago’s Remix: Classic + Contemporary Auction
"An object is a statement. A room full of objects is a conversation."
Rago's Remix auctions present modern designs, traditional antiques, and compelling art staged and photographed in designer room settings that showcase how people live today, unconfined by any decade or design period.
Ahead of Rago's Remix: Classic + Contemporary auction on October 19, we've deconstructed one such room setting to give you the opportunity to 'shop the look.'
A dialogue in autumn tones accented by lustrous silver, this room setting blends traditional, Asian, and mid-century designs to masterful effect, creating a space that is as kinetic as it is comfortable, as lively as it is livable.
Designed by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, and wrapped in original orange and cream striped fabric, this whimsical chair and tethered ottoman is simultaneously an engaging conversation piece and a comfortable place to put your feet up.
This pair of chairs in the Louis XVI style, though more traditional in form than the Pesce, showcase a similarly vibrant shade of orange, creating an unmistakable aesthetic bridge between the classic and the contemporary.
Continuing the orange color scheme of the space, this 5 ½ foot tall “Act of Parliament Clock” (also referred to as a tavern clock) features a Chinoiserie painted case with an octagonal wood face and twin train movement in the timepiece.
The warm blue palette of this seated nude by American artist Robert Susan compliments the dominant hue of the room while injecting a sense of classical and sensual sensibility to its surroundings.
Rendered in sterling and featuring intricate chased floral decoration, this pair of candelabra expresses Tiffany’s mastery over the material and presents a stately accent that shines bright against the rich, earthy setting.
Dramatic and commanding, this Chinese altar table, along with the Japanese export chest that sits below it (Lot 723, est. $3,000 – 5,000), introduce an element of cultural tension to the setting, standing as complimentary counters to the largely European influences they share their space with and imbuing the room with a Euro-Asian flavor.
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