Franco Albini - Design New York Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Domus, no. 292, March 1954, p. 57

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gio Ponti featured the present lot in Domus no. 292 in 1954 with other furniture designed by Italian architects for Altamira, New York. The present lot represents one of the first collaborations between Italian designers and American companies and is the predecessor for the 1961 ‘Stadera’ desk manufactured by Poggi.


Rare desk

ca. 1953
Walnut, ash, ash-veneered wood, Carrara marble, felt.
29 x 56 3/4 x 33 1/8 in (73.7 x 144.1 x 84.1 cm)
Underside with manufacturer’s label “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR / ALTAMIRA / IN ITALY’. Together with a letter of authenticity from the Franco Albini Foundation. Drawing number 122/3.

$16,000 - 24,000 

Sold for $20,000


15 June 2012
New York