• 20th Century Decorative Art  & auction at Christies

    Sale 7759

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    27 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    GIANNI COLOMBO (1937-1993)


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    GIANNI COLOMBO (1937-1993)
    number ten from an edition of one hundred, chromed steel and acrylic, with electric motor and internally illuminated
    11 in. (28 cm.) high; 6 in. (15 cm.) square
    typed label to interior Cromostrutturazione di Gianni Colombo, Design 1961, volt 220, 10/100, and ink-signed Gianni Colombo

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    Founded in Milan in 1959, the avant-garde artistic collective 'Gruppo T' was represented by Colombo, Varisco, and De Vecchi, together with David Boriani and Anceschi Giovanni, and aimed to encourage the development of artistically interactive utensils, environments and experiences. Considered amongst the forerunners of kinetic art, the group provided a foundation for the avant-garde lighting developed later that same decade by Gianni's brother, Joe Colombo, Ugo La Pietra, and the experimental designers represented by the progressive lighting company, New Lamp.

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