Maria Pergay Lounge Chair
For sale: Lot 13 in a December 13, 2016 sale at Phillips NYC:
Maria Pergay Lounge chair (circa 1970)
Estimate: $15,000 – 20,000
Update: Sold for $30,000
About Maria Pergay
Born in Moldavia, Maria Pergay (b. 1930) opened her first shop in the Place des Vosges in 1960 and designed small objects in silver and special pieces on commission for fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jacques Heim. In 1968, Maria Pergay presented her first collection of stainless steel furniture at Galerie Maison et Jardin, including the now-iconic Flying Carpet Daybed (1968) and Tambour Table (1968). This seminal exhibition established Pergay as one of the most innovative French furniture designers of her time, a visionary who almost single-handedly transformed stainless steel from a commercial industrial material into a principal component of modern furniture.
Pergay has exhibited and has embarked upon significant commissions for Pierre Cardin, the World Trade Center in Brussels, the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, and other esteemed clients. Pergay’s work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
In her 86th year, after a half-century of creation, Pergay continues to surprise both herself and her collectors.
Source: Demisch Danant, a NYC and Paris based gallery representing Maria Pergay.
I found the German site Miniatur Stuhl which means Miniature Chair in English. The photo is from Dirk Dowald, a German Collector of Miniature chairs and owner of the blog.
He started with collecting Vitra Miniatures, but added later other brands, moreover he occasionally makes his own miniature. Amazing and a very good blog albeit in the German Language. You can use Google translate to understand it if you cannot reed German.
I’ve added it to Chairblog’s Top Inspiring Chair Design Blogs and Sites.
There is a design auction at Phillips in NYC on December 13, 2016. Lot 110 is this Gio Ponti 489 armchair for Cassina. Estimated $15,000 – 20,000 for the two.
Update: Sold for $37,500
Algon Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto
The Algon lounge chair was developed by Luca Nichetto and Arflex simultaneously with the Algon chair, mixing the Scandinavian simplicity with quilted padding. Unlike the Algon Chair that has a strict form, the Algon lounge chair has high sides, which allow you to have the necessary privacy and is perfect for a quiet night conversation or a solitary moment of respite. The Algon name is inspired by the North American Algoquian tribes.
Both armchairs structures are made of molded polyurethane foam. The inner lining can be enriched by a quilt, which gives a pleasant feeling of warmth; The seat cushion is shaped in different density polyurethane.
Found at Arflex
In 1947, a group of technicians based in Pirelli, Italy, began experimenting with new materials and technologies in the creation of cutting-edge, modern furniture. This was the beginning of the Arflex brand, established on the meeting of technology and aesthetic sensibilities, and driven by a high level of research and experimentation. Officially presented to the public in 1951, Arflex quickly gained recognition for their manufacturing philosophy.
(found at Poliform Australia