Archizoom Associati - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Elastique, Zurich
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2002

  • Literature

    "Safari Componibile," Domus, no. 466, September 1968, p. 4
    Emilio Ambasz, ed., Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972, p. 108

  • Catalogue Essay

    Established in Florence in 1966, Archizoom Associati was one of the seminal voices of the Radical Design movement. Departing from modernist principles, the founding members—Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello and Massimo Morozzi—shared a passion for avant-garde design, realism, collaboration, and individual autonomy in the development of spaces. Emblematic of these values, the present lot is comprised of four modular elements which come together to form a discrete, playful environment. An example of the present model belongs to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.


Modular "Safari" sofa

designed 1968, manufactured 1970s
Fiberglass, fabric upholstery.
25 x 102 x 84 1/4 in. (63.5 x 259.1 x 214 cm), as shown
Manufactured by Poltronova, Agliana, Italy.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $43,750

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New York Auction 29 July 2020