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Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table

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Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property from Ingo Maurer GmbH

Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table

Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

126

USD

Property from Ingo Maurer GmbH

Ingo Maurer

Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table


1996

comprising a table with integrated lighting installation and a suspended mirror

produced by Ingo Maurer GmbH, Munchen, Germany

corian, mirrored glass

table: 29 1/2 x 106 x 55 in. (74.9 x 269.2 x 139.7 cm) 

suspended mirror: 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. This unique and avant-garde piece by Ingo Maurer embodies his experimental approach to furniture and lighting design. This large-scale table includes a hollow Corian base fitted with a spotlight. The light beams upward through a circular opening in the table top and against a mirror suspended above the table which reflects light onto the tabletop. The Corian surfaces present with light scratches to the tabletop and scattered discoloration marks concentrated to the edges of the two legs. One leg presents with two hairlines to the Corian surface running along two opposite edges, which are stable and not visually distracting. While the electrical system was functional at the time of exhibition, Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.


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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

This unique table, a stunning tour-de-force attesting to Ingo Maurer's ingenuity with lighting design, includes a hollow Corian base fitted with a spotlight. The light beams upward through a circular opening in the table top and against a mirror suspended above the table which reflects light onto the tabletop.