Two design auction will hold Phillips in New York on December 12. In the afternoon trading will be offered 116 lots with Estimates from $600,000 to $80,000, and in the evening – 31 objects with prices from $12,000 to half a million.
The variety of names and things on the daily auction is impressive no less than the expensive rarities in the evening. There will be sold surreal tables and chairs Joe Ponti and elegant lamps of the times of art deco Edgar Brandt, fantasy mirrors Lin Vautrin and strict geometric furniture by Jean Pruve. They even found a stool from the furnishings of the House of Brazil, one of the student hostels in Paris, designed by Le Corbusier ($25-35,000).
But, of course, all the rarest and unique will be given to the evening trade, the central lot of which will be the ceramic object “Rondena” by American Peter Vulkos ($ 300-500,000). The auction will feature several unique items by Jean-Michel Franc, a cult decorator, and designer of the 1930s, with whom “Parisian chic” is associated today. For example, this table made of ebony wood, decorated with mica, is estimated at $250-350,000, and a table lamp with a base of huge untilled obsidian – $ 150-200,000.
Also at the evening auction will be offered a floor lamp by Alberto Giacometti, the ascetic chandelier of Jean Royer, the chair “Calfskin” by Charlotte Perian and other lots.