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Ingo Maurer

Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property from Ingo Maurer GmbH

Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer

Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table

Unique "Once in a Blue Moon" Table

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 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. 


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.

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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.