Lot 12
  • 12

Massimo Iosa Ghini

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • Massimo Iosa Ghini
  • "Otello" Chair
  • metal, painted wood, chromium-plated metal and leather upholstery

from an edition of three


Acquired directly from the manufacturer, 1998


Dodici Nuovi/Twelve New, Memphis catalogue, Milan,1986, n.p.
Barbara Radice, "Things Must Pass," Terrazzo, fall 1988, p. 25

Catalogue Note

In 1986, Iosa Ghini began collaborating with the Memphis group, which had moved beyond the politicized postmodernism of the early 1980s.  The founding member of the group, Ettore Sottsass, had left to design independently in 1985 and the popularity of the avant-garde consortium had begun to falter.   Iosa Ghini showed his work as part of the Seventh Collection presented by Memphis alongside works by Marco Zanuso and Angelo Micheli.  Although he designed a limited number of pieces for the group, Iosa Ghini's dynamic sense of form, color and movement were defining principles of the premise of the cooperative.