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QUATTRO SPIRALI, AN EXPERIMENT IN OPTICS

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QUATTRO SPIRALI, AN EXPERIMENT IN OPTICS

QUATTRO SPIRALI, AN EXPERIMENT IN OPTICS

ENZO MARI (DESIGNER AND MAKER) 

FOR EDIZIONI DANESE MILANO 

DATE 1958

SHEET ALUMINUM, HAND CUT BY THE DESIGNER

15 3/8 x 15 5/8 x 12 in (39.1 x 39.7 x 30.5 cm)

METAL LABEL: ‘ENZO MARI/QUATTRO SPIRALI/1958-1968/tiratura limitata/a cinquanta esemplari/essemplare numero 45/EDIZIONI DANESE MILANO’

NOTES: THIS RARE, VERY EARLY MARI/DANESE WORK WAS PRODUCED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF FIFTY EXAMPLES; THIS EXAMPLE IS NUMBERED "45" ON THE PIECE ITSELF.

PRICE $6500

SOFT URN, HELLA JONGERIUS

SOFT URN, HELLA JONGERIUS

1993

SIZE 9"X9" APPROX

PINK SILICON RUBBER 

NOTES: THIS PIECE, MADE BY JONGERIUSLAB, IS IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING MUSEUMS: CENTRAAL MUSEUM, UTRECHT, FONDS REGIONAL D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, DUNKERQUE, INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA, MUSEUM BOIJIMANS VAN BEUNINGEN, ROTTERDAM. 

PRICE $1900

PUNTI VASE, CARLO SCARPA

PUNTI VASE, CARLO SCARPA

DESIGNED FOR VENINI, CA 1942

THIS EXAMPLE IS DATED 2003

USES THE "MURRINE" TECHNIQUE WHICH FUSES SMALL TILES TOGETHER. 

CURRENTLY OUT OF PRODUCTION

PRICE $2200

SERPENTINE VASE, GUNNEL NYMAN

SERPENTINE VASE, GUNNEL NYMAN

DESIGNED FOR NUUTAJARVI, FINLAND

1954

TECHNIQUE IS SOMMERSO

INCISED SIGNATURE: G.NYMAN NUUTAJARVI

PRICE: $4500

MAARTEN BAAS ZIG ZAG CHAIR

MAARTEN BAAS ZIG ZAG CHAIR

2003

THIS IS NO. 21 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 25

CHERRYWOOD, BURNT AND FINISHED WITH AN EPOXY RESIN AND POLYURETHANE LACQUER WITH UV FILTER

NOTES: PART OF THE ORIGINAL EXHIBITION "WHERE THERE'S SMOKE..."HELD AT MOSS IN 2003. EACH OF THE 25 PIECES MARKED WITH A METAL IDENTIFICATION PLAQUE. "WHERE THERE'S SMOKE..." IS A CONTINUING NARRATIVE TOLD THROUGH ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES CREATED BY DUTCH DESIGNER MAARTEN BAAS FOR MOSS, IN WHICH HISTORIC, ICONIC FURNITURE PIECES ARE SYSTEMATICALLY AND CAREFULLY BURNED. 

MANY OF THE OTHERS IN THIS EDITION ARE IN MAJOR MUSEUM COLLECTIONS. 

PRICE $35,000

KNOTTED CHAIR

KNOTTED CHAIR

DESIGNER MARCEL WANDERS

DATE 1996

ARAMID BRAIDED CORD, CARBON FIBRE, EPOXY RESIN

NOTES: THIS CHAIR ORIGINATED IN DROOG'S 1996 DRY TECH 1 PROJECT. THE CORD IS BRAIDED AROUND A CARBON FIBRE CORE AND KNOTTED USING A TRADITIONAL MACRAME TECHNIQUE. THIS FORMS THE SHAPE OF A CHAIR. THE SLACK THREADS ARE THEN IMPREGNATED WITH EPOXY RESIN AND HUNG IN A FRAME TO HARDEN, USING GRAVITY TO ACCOMPLISH ITS FINAL SHAPE. 

THE KNOTTED CHAIR IS PART OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART NEW YORK, THE V&A IN LONDON AND THE STEDELIJK IN AMSTERDAM.

PRICE $4600

A PAIR OF CRYSTAL AND BRONZE SCONCES

A PAIR OF CRYSTAL AND BRONZE SCONCES

BY FONTANA ARTE, ITALY

CA 1955-1960

EACH SCONCE HAS SEVEN THICK AND CLEAR CRYSTAL FINS HANGING FROM BRONZE FITTINGS. A BACK PLATE SUPPORTS THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND  A FROSTED PIECE OF GLASS SITS ON TOP OF THE FIXTURE.  A CURVED AND FROSTED PIECE OF GLASS SITS ATOP THE ELECTRICAL BOARD. 

APPROX 19" HIGH 

CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO DISCERNIBLE CHIPS, CRACKS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND. 

PRICE $14,000 FOR THE PAIR

A PAIR OF BÖTTGERWARE CAMELS, MEISSEN

A PAIR OF BÖTTGERWARE CAMELS, MEISSEN

FROM THE LIMITED MASTERPIECE SERIES

ERICH HÖSEL

DESIGNED 1931, PRODUCED 2007

RED STONEWARE

MANUFACTURED BY STAATLICHE PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR MEISSEN, GERMANY

TALL: 15"X19"X7.75"

SMALLER: 13.75"X19"X7.5"

NUMBER 19 FROM THE EDITION OF 25

SIGNED AND NUMBERED

PRICE $7000 FOR THE PAIR

DETAIL OF EACH BELOW

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BRUTALIST METAL TABLE SCULPTURE, MOUNTED

BRUTALIST METAL TABLE SCULPTURE, MOUNTED

UNATTRIBUTABLE (ILLEGIBLE SIGNATURE)

DATED 1967

BASE: 10.75" X 3.25" X1.5" OVERALL HEIGHT WITH BASE 8"

BRONZE WITH TRACES OF GILDING, MOUNTED ON SOLID WOODEN BASE WITH PLAQUE ATTACHED  

NOTES: THIS IS A COMPLICATED AND INTRICATE SCULPTURE - ORGANIC AND ROBUST. POSSIBLY THE MAQUETTE FOR A MONUMENTAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE. 

PRICE $3900

 BRUTALIST SCULPTURE

BRUTALIST SCULPTURE

UNATTRIBUTED

CIRCA 1970

20" X 18" X 4"

DIE STAMPED STEEL PARTS, WELDED

PRICE $4900.00

RARE AND UNUSUAL CIGARETTE BOX

RARE AND UNUSUAL CIGARETTE BOX

BY FONTANA ARTE, ITALY

CA 1940/1950 

CARVED ARC-SHAPED WOODEN CIGARETTE BOX WITH TIGHT-FITTING ARC-OF-CRYSTAL FITTED TOP

PRICE: $2600

"SERPENTE" BOWL , CARLO SCARPA

"SERPENTE" BOWL , CARLO SCARPA

 FOR VENINI, MURANO, ITALY

DESIGNED 1940 AND PRESENTED THAT YEAR'S BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 

THIS EXAMPLE SIGNED AND DATED 1999

15 1/4" X 9" X 2" 

EXCELLENT CONDITION

NOTES: BLACK, WHITE, AND RED GLASS TILES (MURRINE) ARE LAID IN A SNAKE PATTERN AND THEN PUT TO THE FIRES TO FUSE. 

PRICE $11,000

SEE DETAIL BELOW

SERPENTINE TRAY CLOSE UP

SERPENTINE TRAY CLOSE UP

GIO POMODORO FOR ALESSI

GIO POMODORO FOR ALESSI

1968

CHROMED STEEL WITH CUTOUT AND RED PLASTIC INTERIOR

MARKED "ALESSI D'APRES"

SIGNED

PRICE $1550.

ALTERNATIVE VIEWS BELOW

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SPAGHETTI LAMP, GAETANO PESCE

SPAGHETTI LAMP, GAETANO PESCE

EARLY PROTOTYPE

DATE 1995  

MATERIALS: RESIN, ELECTRICAL PARTS (CONCEALED WITHIN THE LAMP)

6" HIGH, 14" DIAMETER

CONDITION: EXCELLENT

PRICE $3000.

BY DAY, AN INNOCENT BOWL OF SPAGHETTI, BUT SEE BELOW.

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"COOKIE TIN" FROM THE HOMEWORK COLLECTION

"COOKIE TIN" FROM THE HOMEWORK COLLECTION

STUDIO JOB, THE NETHERLANDS

HOMEWORK IS A COLLECTION OF 7 DIFFERENT PIECES, EACH A LIMITED EDITION OF 5. 

2007

POLISHED CAST BRONZE, WOOD

FIRST PRESENTED IN MILAN:

Moss, in association with the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, presents HOMEWORK domestic totems and tableaux by Studio Job April 18-23, 2007 Ex Ansaldo; via Tortona 54/56 (Zona Tortona); Milano HOMEWORK was created by Studio Job in 2006-07 as a collection of 7 heroic compositions in bronze, glass, and wood, offered in a limited edition of 5 pieces, exclusive to Moss.

THIS IS NO. 1 OF THE EDITION

PRICE: $48,000

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CASETTA A FORMA DI CASA NO. 1

CASETTA A FORMA DI CASA NO. 1

MICHELE DE LUCCHI

HAND-HEWN BIRCHWOOD, CUT WITH CHAINSAW AND JAPANESE HANDSAW; ASSEMBLED WITH GLUE

10"x10"x18"

NOTES: FROM A COLLECTION OF EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES BETWEEN 2005 AND 2006, TITLED "WALLS & HEROIC STRUCTURES". DE LUCCHI WRITES: "THESE ARE SOLID LITTLE HOUSES, FOUND INSIDE DEAD TREE TRUNKS KNOCKED DOWN BY THE WIND. THEY WERE DELICATELY WORKED WITH THE POWER SAW, AND THEN TRIMMED IN SUCCESSIVE STAGES, MODELING THE SURFACE WITH 'BRUSH STROKES' APPLIED BY THE BLADE. THESE LITTLE HOUSES ARE SOLID BECAUSE THEY ARE HOLLOWED OUT; THEY ARE MADE FROM THE SHAPE OF THE WOOD AND BUILT WITHOUT WALLS OR FLOORS, IN A PROCESS THAT REVEALS A MINDSET OF ACCEPTANCE AND IMPROVEMENT OF WHAT NATURE HAS TO OFFER AND OF WHAT SPECIFIC CONTEXTS DEFINE. THE ARCHITECT'S MARK IS NOT ABSTRACTED FROM THE PECULIARITY OF THE MATERIAL, OF THE PLACE AND OF THE FUNCTIONALITY REQUESTED BY THE WORK. THESE ARE NOT NECESSARILY HOUSES TO BE BUILT; THEY WERE NOT MADE TO ADD HOUSES TO HOUSES. I AM STILL WONDERING WHY I DO THESE WOOD HOUSES AND WHY THEY LOOK NICE SO SMALL AND TWISTED, WHEREAS THEY WOULD BE SO UGLY BUILT ON A REAL SCALE, ALL STRAIGHT AND PERFECT, WITH THEIR GUTTERS AND SEALED WINDOWS, THEIR SHUTTERS AND BALCONIES AND SWITCHES TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS." 

PRICE $6100

CASETTA A FORMA DI CASA NO. 2

CASETTA A FORMA DI CASA NO. 2

MICHELE DI LUCCHI

10"x10"x10"

PRICE $6100