Design
Lot 257
ETTORE SOTTSASS | “BARBARELLA” DESK, "TRANQUILLA" VARIANT
ETTORE SOTTSASS | “BARBARELLA” DESK, "TRANQUILLA" VARIANT
257

Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant

ETTORE SOTTSASS | “BARBARELLA” DESK, "TRANQUILLA" VARIANT

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant

ETTORE SOTTSASS | “BARBARELLA” DESK, "TRANQUILLA" VARIANT

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant

ETTORE SOTTSASS

“BARBARELLA” DESK, "TRANQUILLA" VARIANT


designed circa 1964-1965, executed circa 1985

produced by Poltronova, Agliana, Italy

cherry-veneered wood, laminate-covered wood, brass

50½ x 43½ x 15¼ in. (128.2 x 110.5 x 38.7 cm)

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Provenance

Private Collection, Ohio

Sotheby's New York, March 28, 2008, lot 64

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Ettore Sottsass: Drawings Over Four Decades, exh. cat., Galerie für Design-Zeichnungen, Frankfurt, 1990, n. p. (for an original drawing of the "Buona" version of the model) 

Ronald T. Labaco, Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, London, 2006, p. 21 (for the "Buona" version of the model)

Philippe Thomé, Sottsass, London, 2014, p. 174 (for the "Buona" version of the model)

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