Carlo Paccagnini - Important Design London Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Arredamento Moderno, Di Tutto Il Mondo: camere da letto, armadi, tolette, Milan, 1953, fig. 28

  • Catalogue Essay

    The architect Carlo Paccagnini designed the present group of furniture as part of a private commission for an apartment in the ‘Casa Astratta’ or the ‘Abstract House’ located at Viale Beatrice d'Este 24, Milan. The building was designed between 1951-1952 by the architects Attilio Mariani and Carlo Perogalli, who together with Paccagnini were part of the Movement for Concrete Arts. Mariani and Perogalli collaborated with the abstract painter Alberto Magnelli for the building’s façade; featuring blue ceramic-tiled balconies and bow-windows set against slabs of white marble, the exterior of the building forms an abstract, geometric composition through the use of colour, and solids and voids. This formal abstraction is continued within the building’s interior design, and further in Paccagnini’s own forms and use of negative space in the present furniture he designed for one of the building's residences.

Property from a Private Collection, Milan


Daybed, designed for a private commission, Milan

circa 1953
Oak, brass, fabric.
61 x 200 x 105 cm (24 x 78 3/4 x 41 3/8 in.)

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £21,250

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018