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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    GÜNTER FERDINAND RIS & HERBERT SELLDORFF

    SUNBALL GARDEN CHAIR, DESIGNED 1969-1971

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    GÜNTER FERDINAND RIS & HERBERT SELLDORFF
    SUNBALL GARDEN CHAIR, DESIGNED 1969-1971
    fibreglass with aluminium and upholstery, with hinged visor
    59 in. (150 cm.) high; 66 in. (168 cm.) approximate diameter


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    As an example of progressive technologically inspired European design, the sunball chair, pays stylistic homage to the space race and underlines the blurring of distinctions between the indoors and the outdoors. Created specifically for outdoor use, the sunball chair is understood to have been produced in less than 30 examples.

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    Literature

    Klaus-Jürgen Sembach; Modern Furniture Designs 1950-1980s, Atglen, 1997, p. 112, pl. 373 (design illustrated).