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  • Provenance

    Olivetti Family, Italy

  • Literature

    Emelio Ambasz, ed., Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972, p. 106; Hans Höger, Ettore Sottsass Jun. Designer, Artist, Architect, Tübingen, 1993, p. 90; Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, Light: Lamp 1968-1973: The New Italian Design, Turin, 2002, pl. 153; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol. VI 1965-1969, Cologne, 2006, pp. 436 and 500 for similar examples

95

‘Asteroid’ table lamp

c. 1968
Coloured methacrylate, fluorescent tube, painted aluminium, chrome-plated metal. 
72.4 cm. (28 1/2 in.) high
Manufactured by Francesconi for Design Centre, Italy and distributed by Poltronova, Italy.

Estimate
£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £5,250

Design

25 Sept 2008, 2pm
London