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Lot 270
MARC NEWSON | PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS
MARC NEWSON | PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS
MARC NEWSON | PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS
MARC NEWSON | PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS
270

MARC NEWSON | PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

MARC NEWSON | PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

MARC NEWSON

PAIR OF "SUPER GUPPY" LAMPS


1987

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

Condition Report

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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Galerie kreo, Paris

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005

Literature

Mario Romanelli, “Marc Newson: Progetti tra il 1987 e il 1990,” Domus, March 1990, p. 70\Florian Hufnagl, A Century of Design: Insights, Outlook on a Museum of Tomorrow, Munich, 1996, p. 190

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

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