Franco Albini - Important Design London Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Casa F., Milan, circa 1956

  • Literature

    Domus, no. 334, September 1957, n.p. for a similar example
    Giuliana Gramigna and Paola Biondi, Il design in Italia: Dell’arredamento domestico, Turin, 1999, p. 18 for a similar example
    Giampiero Bosoni and Federico Bucci, Il design e gli interni di Franco Albini, Milan, 2016, p. 101 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    A variant of the present bookcase was later put into production by Poggi, Pavia, Italy, as model no. LB7.


Unique bookcase, designed for the study of Casa F., Milan

circa 1956
Walnut-veneered wood, walnut, brass.
270 x 266 x 41 cm (106 1/4 x 104 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.)
Manufactured by Poggi, Pavia, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Fondazione Franco Albini.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £31,250

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Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019