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  • Provenance

    Patio Club, King Edward Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA.  Delivered and sold to the King Edward Hotel by Martin School Equipment of Jackson, 1959; Private collection, Jackson, MS, USA, purchased during the closing of the Patio Club, 1965-1967; thence by descent, c. 1997; Phillips de Pury & Company, 20-21st Century Design Art, December 8, 2005, lot 133

  • Literature

    Martin Edelberg, ed., Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, New York, 1990, pp. 128 and 130; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Modern Furniture Classics Since 1945, London, 1991, p. 67 for a similar example; Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, pp. 188-189; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol. IV 1955-1959, Cologne, 2006, p. 252


Rare 'Marshmallow' sofa

Painted and brushed steel, aluminium, original white vinyl, wood. 
78.7 x 129.5 x 66 cm. (31 x 51 x 26 in.)
Designed 1954-1956 in collaboration with Irving Harper, manufactured by The Herman Miller Furniture Company, USA from 1956-1965.  Underside with original label ‘Sold By Martin School Equip Po Box 250 Jackson, Miss. Date of Delivery 5-15-59 2237 5670 Sofa’.

£12,000 - 18,000 


25 Sept 2008, 2pm