PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS
produced by Idée, Tokyo
tubular aluminum, glass
with producer's label
73¾ x 33½ x 33 in. (187.3 x 85 x 83.8 cm) each
Overall in very good condition. Both lamps present with a stable structure and with dimmers that were functional at the time of cataloguing. The aluminum surfaces present with light scratches, areas of concentrated scuffing, and occasional discoloration spots throughout consistent with age and gentle use and not visually distracting. The Guppy lamps are supported by two functional and easily movable wheels attached to a cross-bar and are consequently highly movable.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Galerie kreo, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005
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Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, pp. 30-33
Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, New York, 2001, p. 167
Stephen Crafti, Request. Response. Reaction: The Designers of Australia and New Zealand, Victoria, 2002, p. 87
Alison Castle, Marc Newson, London, 2012, pp. 22-23