Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

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.

Ring Chair by Maria Pergay

Ring Chair by Maria Pergay

Ring Chair by Maria Pergay

The Ring Chair will be on auction at Phillips in London on April 29, 2014. Their estimate is £18,000 – 24,000.

Update: sold for $30,000

December 12, 2012 a similar chair was sold for $43,750 at Phillips.

Banquette by Maria Pergay


Banquette by Maria Pergay

Lot 71

Banquette, c. 1968

Brushed steel, suede. 38 x 300 x 100 cm (15 x 118 x 39 3/8 in) Produced by Design Steel, France.

ESTIMATE £60,000-80,000

via Phillips de Pury & Company.

Side Chairs by Maria Pergay

Side Chairs by Maria Pergay 180

Side Chairs by Maria Pergay 181_001

Two Side Chairs by Maria Pergay were offered at Phillips de Pury & Co, lot number 180 and lot number 181

Each estimated at $12,000-16,000

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