Carlo Mollino, Low table, 1950s
Carlo Mollino, Low table, 1950s
Max Ingrand, Diavolo table lamp, 1957
Max Ingrand, Diavolo table lamp, 1957
Jean Dunand, Lidded box, ca. 1925
Jean Dunand, Lidded box, ca. 1925
Pierre Chareau, desk and stool, ca. 1927
Pierre Chareau, desk and stool, ca. 1927
Jean Royere, Chest of drawers, 1956 - 1958
Jean Royere, Chest of drawers, 1956 - 1958
Jean-Michel Frank, Table lamp, ca. 1927
Jean-Michel Frank, Table lamp, ca. 1927
Josef Hoffmann, Basket, ca. 1905
Josef Hoffmann, Basket, ca. 1905
Gio Ponti, Chandelier for Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, ca. 1964
Gio Ponti, Chandelier for Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, ca. 1964
Gio Ponti, Dressing table and chair from Casa Ceccato, Milan, ca. 1950
Gio Ponti, Dressing table and chair from Casa Ceccato, Milan, ca. 1950
Vivianna Torum Bülow-Hüber, Table clock, 1970s
Vivianna Torum Bülow-Hüber, Table clock, 1970s
Shiro Kuramata, Unique table from Tachibana restaurant, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 1991
Shiro Kuramata, Unique table from Tachibana restaurant, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 1991

Two following days, 13 and 14 December, become good times for collectors. Two very important auctions are held at Phillips de Pury & Company these days. Both of them with rare pieces of the 20th century design.

Now we preview first of the auction called Design Masters which is held 13 December in New York. Our selection explores some of the most interesting pieces on sale including machinist design of Pierre Chareau, elegant modernism of Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Max Ingrand and Jean Royere or postmodernist creations of Japanese master Shiro Kuramata, among many others.

Tomorrow we are here with the preview for the next auction from New York.

Design Masters, 13 December 2011 4PM, 450 Park Avenue,
New York