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Alexander Taylor at the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio – Milan 2009

British designer Alexander Taylor speaks with Max Fraser at our TV studio in Milan.

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Amsterdam Armoire, designed by Sholten & Baijings -  Photo:  Sholten & Baijings as seen in The New York Times

A Few Gems Amid the Flotsam

by Alice Rawsthorn for the International Herald Tribune

As this year’s Milan Design Week comes to a close, Alice Rawsthorn summarises her thoughts on the event in her most recent article for the International Herald Tribune.

Discussing the general sentiments felt throughout the week, Rawsthorn highlights a number of trends seen, while offering her best pics from the, surprisingly, not so bleak lot.

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'Lockheed Lounge' by Marc Newson - Phillips de Pury & Company

Design Auction

30th April '09 - 2:00pm

Phillips de Pury & Company
Howick Place, London

Phillips de Pury & Company will be hosting their much anticipated Design auction, Thursday 30th April, 2009 at 2pm.

The sale will be offering works by the forerunners of contemporary design, including limited edition and one-off pieces by Ron Arad, Marc Newson, Arik Levy and Atelier Van Lieshout.

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ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.Tv

21st - 27th April '09

Via Bergognone 26, ZonaTortona
Milan Design Week, Milan

For the first time, DeTnk, in partnership with ZonaTortona, will be hosting ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.Tv – a live onsite purpose-built studio, in the centre of ZonaTortona.

The project will be one of ZonaTortona’s institutional and content initiatives for the 2009 Milan Design Week.

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ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV 2009

ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio Now Showing

April 28th '09

With 7 days of live interviews, on the spot editing, and daily uploads we are pleased to announce that the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio was a great success.

In partnership with ZonaTortona, to celebrate Milan’s Design Week, we took to the air to speak with over 50 key figures from the global design scene.

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'Sushi II' chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana - Phillips de Pury & Company

'Sushi II' chair

Produced by Estudio Campana, Brazil. From an edition of 35 plus five artist’s proofs and three prototypes. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Estudio Campana.

Lot# 88 – Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


'Cinderella' table by Jeroen Verhoeven - Phillips de Pury & Company

'Cinderella' table

Manufactured by Id Productions for Demakersvan, The Netherlands. From an edition of 20.

Lot# 84 - Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


'Bio Void 4' by Ron Arad - Phillips de Pury & Company

'Bio Void 4'

Produced by The Gallery Mourmans, The Netherlands. Number three from an edition of six. Side incised with ’Ron Arad 3 / 6.

Lot# 82 - Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


Rock Tables by Arik Levy – Phillips de Pury & Company

Set of Three 'Rock' tables

Number one from an edition of four. Largest impressed with ‘ALEVY RWLW SET01’, medium impressed with ‘ALEVY RWMW SET01’ and smallest impressed with ‘ALEVY RWSW SETO1’ (3).

Lot# 80 – Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


'You Can't Lay Down Your Memories' cabinet by Tejo Remy – Phillips de Pury & Company

'You Can't Lay Down Your Memories' cabinet

Given the nature of the design concept utilising found drawers, each example from the edition of 200 is unique.

Lot# 77 – Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


Sensory Deprivation Skull by Atelier Van Lieshout – Phillips de Pury & Company

Sensory Deprivation Skull

Number four from an edition of ten. Underside with paper label with signature and '4/10/AVL 001749'.

Lot# 76 – Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


'Lockheed Lounge' by Marc Newson - Phillips de Pury & Company

'Locheed Lounge'

Limited Edition of 10 plus artist's proofs and one prototype. Underside impressed with 'BASECRAFT SYDNEY 12'. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Marc Newson.

Lot# 72 – Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009.


'How High the Moon' Chair by Shiro Kuramata - Phillips de Pury & Company

'How High the Moon' chair

Lot #70 – Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30th, 2009


'Smoke' table by Maarten Baas - Phillips de Pury & Company

'Smoke' table 2008

One-Off design

Lot #68 in the Phillips de Pury & Company Design Auction, April 30, 2009


Hans Wegner 'Dolphin' chair - Phillips de Pury & Company

Rare and Important Long 'Dolphin' Chair, c. 1950

There are two extant examples of the long 'Dolphin' chair, one which was the example exhibited at the Copenhagen Cabinet Makers' Guild exhibition in 1950 which is now in a private collection and the present lot. It is therefore believed there were only two ever produced.


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