"PARK LANE" COFFEE TABLE
produced by Memphis, Milan
marble, fiberglass, resin
with manufacturer's label signed E. SOTTSASS and dated 1983
15 x 43½ x 43½ in. (38.1 x 109.2 x 109.2 cm)
Overall in good condition. The marble top has been professionally and sensitively restored in two areas across the surface, the largest measuring approximately 35 inches long. The fiberglass frame with an indentation to the upper edge measuring approximately 1/2 in. wide as well as scattered surface scratches to the sides, the largest measuring approximately 7 inches long. The feet with scattered surface scratches and occasional small losses to the fiberglass paint, not visually distracting. An iconic example of postmodern Italian design.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Barbara Radice, Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design, London, 1984, p. 177
Memphis Milano, manufacturer's catalog, Milan, 1986, p. 19
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio Del Design Italiano 1950-2000, Turin, 2003, p. 324