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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

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HIGHLIGHTS

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

CONTACT

Anna Grassham Head of Modern Design | BA Contemporary Arts (03) 8825 5637 | 0415 076 480 anna.grassham@leonardjoel.com.au

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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.

designed.

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

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72 VICO MAGISTRETTI ‘MARALUNGA’ ARMCHAIR & OTTOMAN $3,000-4,000

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“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

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AMERICA

100 CEDRIC HARTMAN PAIR OF LAMPS $2,000-3,000

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115 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ‘605 ALLEN’ DINING SETTING FOR CASSINA $15,000-20,000

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“Less is more, where more is no good.” FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

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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

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112 CHARLES & RAY EAMES GROUP CHAIR FOR HERMAN MILLER $1,500-2,000

113 CHARLES & RAY EAMES ROCKER FOR HERMAN MILLER $700-1,000

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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

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SCANDINAVIA

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

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FINLAND

270 EERO SAARINEN SIDE TABLE $800-1,000

269 EERO SAARINEN SIDE TABLE $800-1,000

271 ALVAR AALTO SETTING FOR ARTEK $700-900

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BRAZIL

280 JEAN GILLON ‘JANGADA’ ARMCHAIR & FOOTSTOOL $3,000-4,000

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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

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AUSTRALIA

223 JACOB RUDOWSKI COFFEE TABLE $500-700

224 ROSANDO WALL CONSOLE $400-500

225 ROSANDO SIDEBOARD $2,000-3,000

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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

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227 ROSANDO DESK $700-1,000

228 ROSANDO DAYBED WITH SHELVING $1,800-2,000

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232 JARDAN MODULAR SOFA $3,000-5,000

ANTONIO CITTERIO ‘CARPINO’ TABLE FOR B&B ITALIA $4,000-6,000

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PRINTS

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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Thinking of Selling?

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 HERMÈS. Sold for $16,120

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COLLECTABLES Nora Merralls, Manager & Specialist Administrator Dominic Kavanagh MFA, Specialist LUXURY Bethany McGougan, BA Hons, MSc, Manager MODERN DESIGN Anna Grassham, BA Contemporary Arts, Head of Modern Design

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