Sotheby's London, 4 November, 2015, lot 60 Acquired from the above by the present owner
Charlotte & Peter Fiell eds, 1000 Lights: 1960 to present, Cologne, 2000, p. 207
French designer Max Sauze is mostly known for his exquisite lamp design. In the 1970s, in the all-plastic age, Sauze introduced steel and aluminium into modern homes. Sauze created spectacular, geometrical lamps of sculpted steel sheets and aluminium, whose international fame is still echoing some 40 years later. The "Cassiopée" model was created in 1969 for the Congress Centre, Aix-en-Provence in giant format with a 120 cm wingspan. Sauze assembled aluminum strips and curved them onto structures of steel wire. In view of its success, smaller versions were made available for the private market.
Very good overall condition consistent with age. Some very light spotty oxidation to the metal frame, visible on close inspection. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."