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Max Sauze
'CASSIOPÉ' HANGING LIGHT
aluminium, chromium plated metal
184.5 x 101.5 square cm (72  5/8  x  39  7/8  in.)
circa 1970
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 4 November, 2015, lot 60
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Charlotte & Peter Fiell eds, 1000 Lights: 1960 to present, Cologne, 2000, p. 207

Catalogue Note

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.

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