CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940) | Fine Art Auction | Lot Details | Christie's

carlo-bugatti-asymmetric-chair

CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940)
ASYMMETRIC CHAIR, CIRCA 1902

Estimate * £10,000 – £15,000 ($18,520 – $27,780)

Sale 7620
20th century decorative art and design
28 October 2008
London, King Street

CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940)
ASYMMETRIC CHAIR, CIRCA 1902
walnut, copper applications, pewter, mahogany and copper inlay, hand- painted vellum, silk tassels
53 in. (135 cm.) high
hand-painted signature Bugatti

CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940) | Fine Art Auction | Lot Details | Christie’s

CARLO BUGATTI | Fine Art Auction | Lot Details | Christie's

CARLO BUGATTI
INLAID AND PAINTED VELLUM ‘MARRIAGE’ CORNER CHAIR
Price Realized * £3,000 * ($6,279)
Estimate * £1,500 – £2,000 ($3,140 – $4,186)

Sale 5164
art nouveau & art deco
7 November 2007
London, South Kensington

having painted roundels backed by copper panels on turned supports with vellum seat, inlaid with pewter and brass, and clad with copper
28in. (71.2cm.) high, 25¼in. (64.2cm.) wide

CARLO BUGATTI | Fine Art Auction | Lot Details | Christie’s

Just to compare with the chair on auction tomorrow.

Knoll Sued Over Mies van der Rohe Furniture Designs – Core77

Knoll who’ve held the rights to numerous mid-century furniture classics may be in trouble. They originally sued Alphaville’s customers for selling the 1920’s Mies van der Rohe “Barcelona” designs, the case was dismissed and now Alphaville’s president David Lee is striking back.

“…Our case will clarify the law and show that Knoll cannot keep others from using these 1920’s designs that have been made by a myriad of manufacturers for over 40 years. We seek a full cancellation of Knoll’s trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.”

Via Core77

Update: Interestingly the site of Alphaville disappeared recently.

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on May 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Rietveld’s Mondial Chair at Christies

Rietveld's Mondial Chair at Christies

Mondial

Price Realized 13,145 ($17,050)

Estimate12,000 – 15,000 ($15,565 – $19,456)

Sale 2642
20th century decorative arts
16 November 2004
Amsterdam

Mondial, a chair
GERRIT TH. RIETVELD AND WIM RIETVELD FOR GISPEN, 1957
The red fiber seat and backrest supported by grey-lacquered metal legs
75 cm. high

Provenance
Sem Aardewerk
Thence by descent

Lot Notes
The Mondial chair was exhibited in the Dutch pavillion during the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958. The pavillion was designed by Gerrit Th. Rietveld who collaborated on this project with interior-architect Sem Aardewerk. The Mondial chair was awarded a price at the Triennale in Milan in 1958.

For comparison see:

The complete Rietveld furniture, Rotterdam 1993, p. 158 and 159, no. 344
Marijke Kuiper and Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888-1964, Het volledige werk, Utrecht 1992, p. 285, no. 532
Barbara Laan, André Koch, Collectie Gispen meubels, lampen en
archivalia in het NAi 1916-1980, Rotterdam, 1997, pp. 125-126 for the steel and aluminium prototype and for an illustrated sketch for the
World Exposition with armchairs in situ and a photograph of the
exposition space with chairs without arms in situ.

A Mondial Proto Type Fetched Dfl 36,902 (US $18,348) in Amsterdam on May 19, 1998….

The Dirty Dozen – Men's Fitness

THE BATTLE CREEK VIBRATORY CHAIR What the hell was it? A spasmodic seat that shook the sitter violently-until he relented and stood up. Conceived by Corn Flakes creator and bowel redeemer John Harvey Kellogg, this one was featured at his Michigan sanitarium. Debut: Circa 1900 The promise: Being shaken, not stirred, will stimulate intestinal contractions and, therefore, leave you with a cleaner colon. Our verdict: Sitters surely felt like Wile E. Coyote on "ACME Earthquake Pills." Reminds us of English nannies and baby-shaking scandals. "You might as well have sat on a hansom cab over a back-country road," says Seabourne.

Via The Dirty Dozen – Men's Fitness