Design Auction, the Winter Sale


The winter season ends with a sale dedicated to Italian and international Design.

It’s a selected catalogue, the result of a choice focused, today more than ever, on published and signed furniture and objects, starting from 30s decorations to contemporary production.

The timeline is crossed by some monographic chapters dedicated to the most important members of the overview of productions and design.


The excellence of Fontana Arte’s production in the early 20th century is represented by the monumental table by Pietro Chiesa, whereas the period from late 40s and early 60s finds expression in a selection of lightnings by the great French designer Max Ingrand.


The perfection of glass art is expressed by the ceiling lamp model 5235 by Tomaso Buzzi - characterized by a brass structure on view, a structural element with a very significant aesthetic value -, by a series of important furniture, vases and sculptures, such as the couple of murrine wall mirrors by Paolo Venini and the ‘Circo di Lune’, result of the sum of artisan knowledge and the great variety of processing techniques developed by the company during its artistic experience.


The Italian design maturity of the 50s is skillfully expressed in some important furniture designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, such as the center sideboard, a variant of the model MB48, the classic bookshelf LB7 model, the table TL2 model - a rare first series specimen-, and the iconic anthropomorphic armchair Fiorenza model. Beside them, a series of refined pieces by famous designers such as B.B.P.R., Franco Campo and Carlo Graffi, Marco Zanuso, Osvaldo Borsani.


As for international furniture there is a wide-range offer: particular attention needs to be paid to the Scandinavian design, from Alvar Aalto to Paul Kjaerholm, from Hans Bellman to the pop and functional furniture by Yrjo Kukkapuro, Verner Panton and Pierre Paulin, whose furniture is all coming from an interior design project for M.’s House.


In conclusion, the rare wall lamps by Gaetano Pesce and the table for Tecno by Getulio Alviani show one of the key points of the research of that branch of design between art and technology.

These applications are reflected by the furniture designed and produced in the early 70s: works by Claudio Salocchi, Superstudio, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Elio Martinelli, Lorenzo Burchiellaro, Carlo Scarpa, Noti Massari, Mario Ceroli, Angelo Mangiarotti and last but not least Nanda Vigo and Ettore Sottsass.



Via Della Rocca 33, Turin

19/12/2018 - at 4pm (CET)


Via Della Rocca 33 and Via Rolando 4G, Turin

14-17 December 2018 | 10am-1pm | 2pm-6pm