Design Auction at Sotheby's London

Design Auction at Sotheby's London

15 November '16

Following a highly successful relaunch of Design in 2015, Sotheby’s is pleased to present the second edition of Design in London. Featuring cornerstone works of Post-war Scandinavian, Italian, French, American and Contemporary Design, with superb examples by Studio Job, Nacho Carbonell, Arne Jacobsen, Peder Moos, Angelo Lelii, Pietro Chiesa, and many others, this auction brings together a truly wonderful collection of International Design.

Featured Lots Include:

Arne Jacobsen
DESK, DESIGNED FOR THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP

Designed the same year as his iconic ‘Ant’ chair, the present model, along with a low table and armchair, were executed for the offices of the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York. Although intended for American export, the present lot remained in Denmark from the time of its execution.

The original owner of the present lot was close friends with Arne Jacobsen, and at the time of acquiring the desk circa 1953, resided in a home which was designed by Jacobsen in 1928, located in Hellerup, a few miles north of Copenhagen, close to the architect's personal home. In addition to his relationship with Arne Jacobsen, the owner enjoyed a circle of friends and acquaintances including illustrious designers, writers and philosophers Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner, Borge Møgensen, Karen Blixen and Jean Paul Sartre.

Nacho Carbonell
'EVOLUTION' BENCH

Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP


Ron Arad
'LOOP LOOP' CHAIR

Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP

Gabriella Crespi
'GOTHIC' MIRRORED CABINET

Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP

Philippe Hiquily
DESK

Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP




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