Property from a New York Collection
"HONEY POP" CHAIR
from an edition of 300
produced by Tokujin Yoshioka Design, Japan
31½ x 25¾ x 30½ in. (80 x 65.4 x 77.5 cm)
Overall in good condition. The chair is made entirely of a glassline paper that is originally rolled and then layered into a honeycomb-shaped design. The chair is originally packed and shipped folded flat like a lantern. Once opened, the structure is compressed and takes the form of the body that sits on it, giving it its final form. The present lot represents the “Honey Pop” chair in its final form, with a seating area flattened through use. The paper presents with light creasing and waviness as well scattered and minor tears to the side edges, the largest measuring approximately 1 inch and consistent with age and use. The paper with small scattered foxing spots concentrated to the proper right side of the chair, not visually distracting and consistent with age.
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.
Moss, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Ryu Niimi, Tokujin Yoshioka Design, London, 2006, pp. 126-131
Tokujin Yoshioka and Kazuo Hashiba, Tokujin Yoshioka, New York, 2010, pp. 25-35
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design, 1800 to the Present Day, London, 2012, p. 670