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  • Provenance

    Purchased for the interior of the Robert and Michele Kay Furniture and Art Gallery, Sloane
    Street, Knightsbridge, London, 1978–79, then gifted
    Bonhams, ‘Post War and Contemporary Art and Design’ London, 22 September 2010, lot 137

  • Literature

    Barbara Radice, Elogio del banale, Milan, 1980, front cover
    Andrea Branzi, The Hot House: Italian New Wave Design, Cambridge, 1984, p. 123 fig. 321
    Albrecht Bangert, Italian Furniture Design: Ideas Styles Movements, Munich, 1988, pp. 63, 65
    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 538
    Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt eds., Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970–1990, exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011, p. 41

114

Early ‘Poltrona di Proust’

circa 1978
Hand painted fabric and wood.
108 x 93 x 77 cm (42 1/2 x 36 5/8 x 30 3/8 in)

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £91,250

Design

26 April 2012
London