MODERN DESIGN AUCTION MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018, MELBOURNE i
AUCTION CATALOGUE VOLUME 11 ISSUE 15
Front Cover 1 MICHELE DE LUCCHI ‘OCEANIC’ LAMP BY MEMPHIS MILANO $1,500-2,500
Inside Cover 10 MARIO BELLINI ‘GLI SCACCHI’ TABLES FOR B&B ITALIA $3,500-4,000
MODERN DESIGN AUCTION MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018 AT 6.30PM, MELBOURNE
VIEWING Friday 9 November, 10am-4pm Saturday 10 November, 10am-4pm Sunday 11 November, 10am-4pm
Please note that the viewing and auction will take place at 200A ARGYLE STREET, FITZROY VIC 3065
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ITALY 55 ITALIAN CABINET IN THE STYLE OF VITTORIO DASSI $1,600-1,800
70 MERET OPPENHEIM ‘TRACCIA’ TABLE FOR GAVINA ULTRA MOBILE $3,500-4,000
Design & Space: An Intimate Relationship Melbourne is a city of many layers - a hybrid of cultures, hidden spaces and
satisfactory apartments are those in which most or all of the furniture is built
suburbs which each reveal their own unique personality.
in as part of the original scheme considering the whole as an integral unit.”
This November, we are excited to be taking our Modern Design auction
An extension of the beautiful spaces he created, the clean, masterful lines
from South Yarra to Fitzroy, to a ground floor, converted warehouse with an
of his interiors and exteriors were reflected every piece of furniture he
abundance of natural light and typical north-side charm.
The auction features an eclectic range of European designer furniture,
Tall, slated back chairs became his signature pieces, surrounding the dining
with stunning sofas and tables from Cassina, B&B Italia and Poltrona Frau
table and forming an intimate cocoon around its diners, protecting them
alongside Australian, mid-century classics from designers such as Rosando,
from the outside world and creating a separate space within the eating area.
Clement Meadmore and Grant Featherston.
Wright designed the ‘605 Allen setting’ in 1917 (the set in this auction was manufactured by the famous Italian company Cassina, in 1985). Almost 70
However, the most exciting piece, certainly for me, is the ‘605 Allen’ dining
years on, it still exudes the brilliance that connects us to his architecture, and
setting for Cassina, designed by the late, great Frank Lloyd Wright; one
the design genius that is his legacy.
of the most celebrated architects and interior designers of the twentieth century. Influenced by the Art & Crafts movement, Wright believed in
We look forward to welcoming you to the Modern Design viewing and
‘organic architecture and design’, structures that existed in harmony within
auction in Fitzroy, which will be exhibited alongside our Prints & Multiple
their natural surroundings.
auction, set to take place in the same venue on Wednesday 14 November.
As Wright’s career developed, so did the power of his creative genius and
Anna Grassham, Head of Modern Design
as we look back on it now, it seems obvious that his attention would at some point turn from architecture to furniture. He once said, “The most truly
72 VICO MAGISTRETTI ‘MARALUNGA’ ARMCHAIR & OTTOMAN $3,000-4,000
“The most resistant element is not wood, is not stone, is not steel, is not glass. The most resistant is art. Let’s make something very beautiful.” GIO PONTI
60 GIO PONTI ‘699 ‘SUPERLEGGERA’ FOUR CHAIRS FOR CASSINA $1,500-2,500
100 CEDRIC HARTMAN PAIR OF LAMPS $2,000-3,000
115 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ‘605 ALLEN’ DINING SETTING FOR CASSINA $15,000-20,000
“Less is more, where more is no good.” FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
110 CHARLES & RAY EAMES PAIR OF ‘EA 435’ SOFT PAD CHAIRS $3,000-5,000
111 CHARLES & RAY EAMES ‘DCM’ SET OF SIX CHAIRS FOR HERMAN MILLER $2,000-3,000
112 CHARLES & RAY EAMES GROUP CHAIR FOR HERMAN MILLER $1,500-2,000
113 CHARLES & RAY EAMES ROCKER FOR HERMAN MILLER $700-1,000
200 JORGEN KASTHOLM & PREBEN FABRICIUS ‘FK 87’ GRASSHOPPER CHAISE FOR ALFRED KILL INTERNATIONAL $5,000-7,000
205 DANISH MID-CENTURY SIDEBOARD $2,000-3,000
210 PETER HJORTH THREE SEAT SOFA FOR POUL JENSEN $4,000-5,000
211 PETER HJORTH PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS FOR POUL JENSEN $3,000-4,000
270 EERO SAARINEN SIDE TABLE $800-1,000
269 EERO SAARINEN SIDE TABLE $800-1,000
271 ALVAR AALTO SETTING FOR ARTEK $700-900
280 JEAN GILLON ‘JANGADA’ ARMCHAIR & FOOTSTOOL $3,000-4,000
220 GRANT FEATHERSTON EXPO II SOUND CHAIR FOR ARISTOC $8,000-10,000 221 GRANT FEATHERSTON ‘D350’ FOUR DINING CHAIRS $1,500-1,800
222 GRANT FEATHERSTON EXTENSION TABLE $1,200-1,500
223 JACOB RUDOWSKI COFFEE TABLE $500-700
224 ROSANDO WALL CONSOLE $400-500
225 ROSANDO SIDEBOARD $2,000-3,000
231 CLEMENT MEADMORE ‘CLAYX’ CEILING LIGHT $2,000-3,000
230 MICHAEL HIRST COFFEE TABLE $600-800
233 DESK ATTRIBUTED TO LESTER BUNBURY $800-1,200
227 ROSANDO DESK $700-1,000
228 ROSANDO DAYBED WITH SHELVING $1,800-2,000
232 JARDAN MODULAR SOFA $3,000-5,000
ANTONIO CITTERIO ‘CARPINO’ TABLE FOR B&B ITALIA $4,000-6,000
AUCTION WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2018, MELBOURNE To be viewed with the Modern Design Auction 200A ARGYLE STREET, FITZROY VIC 3065
BRAIN HATCH Night Passage, woodblock print 5/60, 48cm tondo. $400-600
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LUXURY AUCTION WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018, MELBOURNE
A PROMENADE HANDBAG BY PRADA. Sold for $744
AN ELLIPSE HANDBAG BY LOUIS VUITTON. Sold for $682
A MEDIUM CLASSIC FLAP BAG BY CHANEL. Sold for $3,472
A BIRKIN 30 HANDBAG BY HERMÃˆS. Sold for $16,120
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