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Sir Basil Spence (for H. Morris & Co.)
1907-1976
'ALLEGRO' DINING TABLE
with applied metal producer's roundel MORRIS MADE/GUARANTEED TRADE MARK/ GLASGOW
laminated wood
74 by 165 by 87 cm.; 29 1/8 by 65 by 34 1/4 in.
Designed 1947-1948.
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來源

Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 26 April 2017, lot 560

出版

Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1949, p. VIII for an advertisement of a chair from this series
'Austerity to Affluence: British Art & Design 1945-1962', The Fine Art Society, London, 1997, p. 14 and p. 22, cat. no. F27 for an example of the chair from this series
Philip Long, Jane Thomas, eds, Basil Spence: Architect, exh. cat. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2008, p. 52 and p. 54, fig. 55, illustrated

相關資料

Between 1947 and 1948 Morris commissioned Sir Basil Spence to design a suite of dining-room furniture. The suite, the Allegro, was made in a refined organic style from a special lightweight plywood originally developed during the war for use in aircraft construction. Due to the complexity of construction, which consisted of over 100 layers of wood, furniture from this series was extremely expensive. Costing £31 18s 3d, at a time when the average British annual income was just £101 in 1950, production was greatly limited. An example of the armchair from this series is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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