10,000 - 15,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- Ettore Sottsass
- 'Sitting Near Enigma' Chair
Acquired directly from the producer by the present owner
Blum Helman, Ettore Sottsass: Curio Cabinets, Mirrors, Tables, Sideboards, Pedestals, Drink Cabinets, Credenzas, exh. cat., New York, 1987, n.p.
The present lot was designed for the exhibition 'Furniture for the Ritual of Life' at Blum Helman Gallery, New York, 1987. Sottsass, a master of many materials, here directly confronts marble, a material he once avoided. 'This collection is about developing as much as possible the relationship between materials... Many years ago, I hated marble as a symbol of richness and power. Now... I am able to see marble just as a texture, as a natural. Then it becomes very beautiful and gives you nice feelings.'