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  • Catalogue Essay

    Andrea Branzi, whose work transcends the traditional boundaries among design, architecture and criticism, is perhaps most well-known for his association with Italy’s Radical design movement.  In the wake of the cultural and political upheaval of the 1960s, Branzi and his peers turned to kitsch as a way to rebel against the hegemony of rational modernism.  Branzi believes in the primacy of the interior in design as a whole.  “Furniture no longer derives from architecture but rather the other way around,” he has said.  He playfully toys with color, scale and form to make objects that have solidity and a presence that remains fresh today.  

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Prototype “Quirino” floor lamp

1992
Painted metal, chrome-plated tubular metal, coated fabric. 
72 1/2 in. (184.2 cm) high
Base signed in marker “Andrea Branzi/199:/Prototipo/’QUIRINO.’”

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Design

12 June 2008, 2pm
New York