• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 94

    PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

    UNIQUE ARCHITETTURA BUREAU, 1962

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    PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)
    UNIQUE ARCHITETTURA BUREAU, 1962
    produced by Atelier Fornasetti, with hinged fall and three graduated drawers, blue-tinted lithographic surfaces, on ebonised wood feet, retaining three keys
    42¼ in. (107.2 cm.) high; 31 7/8 in. (81 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep


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    At the specification Piero's brother Gigi, and his wife Selia, this example uniquely features blue-tinted lithography, to compliment the 'Blue Bedroom' of the 'La Gatta' villa, Lake Como, 1962.

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    Provenance

    Gigi & Selia Fornasetti, Villa 'La Gatta', Lake Como, 1962; thence by descent


    Pre-Lot Text

    PRIVATE COLLECTION OF FURNISHINGS BY PIERO FORNASETTI, 1962,
    FROM THE FORNASETTI FAMILY


    Literature

    P. Mauriès, Fornasetti, Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, p. 100 (variations illustrated)
    B. Fornasetti, Fornasetti, La Bottega Fantastica, Vol II, Milan, 2009, p. 357 (variations illustrated)