auction ends 13 june 2014
[ alessi ] presents Noè, set of 6 champagne cork pincers made of 18/10 stainless steel and hand gold plating in 24 carat gold designed by Giulio Iacchetti. The champagne cork opener from the “Noè” series shape is inspired by the outline of a bottle. Produced in AISI 630 steel that is cast in a shell with the lost-wax process and then polished, Giulio Iacchetti’s cork opener features cutters on top, allowing you to cut the metal cage that secures the cork. You can then release the cork using the tool to make expulsion easier. The cork opener comes in special packaging developed for the Objets-Bijoux featured in the Alessi catalogue.
[ cappellini ] presents the Embryo Chair, design Marc Newson (1988), padded and covered with a special bi-elastic red fabric. Embryo Chair, armchair with three legs and metal structure is one of Marc Newson’s first design projects and it is proposed in an unusual red fabric. This product is one of the most significant works by the Australian designer. Embryo Chair is part of the permanent collections of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Germany), Museum of Modern Art San Francisco (USA).
[ cassina ] presents 699 Superleggera chairs (set of 2), design Gio Ponti (1957 – 2013 special edition) in matte grey lacquer finish structure and upholstery fabric from the Gio Ponti collection (Rubelli).
Based on the Ligurian tradition of the Chiavari chair, the Superleggera marks a high point in the research of Gio Ponti and of the skill and ability of experimentation and craftsmanship of Cassina and its artisans. Progressive lightening of the structure and alterations to the form of the uprights, with respect to the first version, the Leggera of 1952, led in 1957 to a solution marked by a perfect balance between solidity and lightness. “Creating the Superleggera – Gio Ponti said – I have applied an eternal technical process, that strives to move from weight to lightness. By subtracting – inert matter and weight, finding of the form with the structure, wisely and without virtuoso gestures, respecting utility and the ‘exact solidity.’
[ flos ] presents the set of 2 String Light lamps, design Michael Anastassiades (2014) in a conical version with wallrose, white finish and decoration by American artist Shantell Martin. «Every time I take the train, I sit by the window and watch the series of perfectly parallel strings connecting the pylons, as we move at high speed. I love the way they divide the landscape and how spheres are occasionally beaded through the wires at random intervals. I also love how, in Mediterranean cultures, strings of lights are stretched between posts to mark an outdoor space for an evening party in a village square. And finally, I love how human ingenuity works around problems created by everyday things in the house (like switches and power points) that others have chosen to position where we don’t want them.» This is how Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot designer based in London and born in 1967, describes the Spring Lights ceiling lamp. A system of tensors gives volume and three-dimensionality to the form outlined by this lightweight cord that plays with space. Light source: 1 LED Array 2700K – 1980 lm total – CRI90 – 25W, dimmer regulation through Bluetooth Android and Apple application.
[ kartell ] presents the Bourgie table lamp, design Ferruccio Laviani (2004), one-off metal finish in tones of gold, silver and copper. Ten years after its debut, the Bourgie table lamp has become a genuine bestseller, a transverse, eclectic object that fits into a wide range of decor styles. In this tenth anniversary year, the lamp has been made with a special one-off metal finish, becoming part of the “Precious Kartell” collection. The three parts of the structure are colored in gold, silver and copper, topped by the large copper-color shade, in one of this season’s hottest hues.
[ poltrona frau ] presents the Juliet armchair and pouf, design Benjamin Hubert (2012) in a special Nest-category leather and crimp stitching in the inner part of the seat and back. Juliet is the armchair that symbolizes Poltrona Frau’s one hundredth anniversary, winner of the design contest held by the company to celebrate this important event between twelve talented designers from all over the world. With an invitation and a challenge: to project the brand values into the future, and to do so now. The structure is created from solid beech and birch plywood. Upholstery is in Pelle Frau leather and further embellished by an innovative crimp stitching in the interior part of the seat and backrest.
what> INTERNI 60th anniversary online auction
when> may 19 > 13 june 2014
where>: auction details