This lot is sold with a certificate from Mr Claudio Salocchi.
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano, 1950-2000, Turin, 2003, p. 82
The present lot is unique due to its lacquered wood elements and its distinct colour palette, which pays homage to the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements. The edition in white lacquer and rosewood or walnut was a tribute specifically to Theo Van Doesburg. Scale models exhibited at the 1923 De Stijl exhibition at the Effort Moderne gallery in Paris were certainly a source of inspiration for Claudio Salocchi. The present lot is one of his most iconic works.
Very good overall condition.
The painted wood presents with very few hairline cracks, a few minute dents and some rare very tiny chips, mostly concentrated along the edges. Some minute chips/dents have been previously repainted. "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."