Gabriella Crespi - Design New York Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    "Una Guida un Carnet Dove," Casa Vogue, May 1973, no. 21, p. 143
    Gabriella Crespi: il segno e lo spirito: mobili, plurimi, sculture e gioielli, Milan, 2011, pp. 23, 40 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    Intended as a tribute to Venetian postwar artist Emilio Vedova, Gabriella Crespi’s “Plurimi” series comprised metamorphic works such as “Tavolo 2000”, “Tavolo Dama”, “Divano Quick-change”, and “Puzzle Table.” These models, including the present lot, were designed to explore the expressive, evolutionary possibilities of changeable forms, thereby creating continually evolving spaces. Easily manipulated, Crespi’s “Plurimi” series provided a practical, space-saving solution for the modern interior.


Rare “Quick-Change” lounge set, from the "Plurimi" series

circa 1972
Brass-anodized aluminum, suede.
Sofa: 34 x 87 1/4 x 40 1/2 in. (86.4 x 221.6 x 102.9 cm)
Each chair: 34 1/2 x 29 3/4 x 38 in. (87.6 x 75.6 x 96.5 cm)

Comprising a sofa and pair of lounge chairs. Produced by Gabriella Crespi, Italy. Each frame signed Gabriella Crespi BREV, each chair additionally with second signature below applied artist's logo and impressed 53 and 63 respectively. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Archivio Gabriella Crespi.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York Auction 11 June 2014 11am