Guy de Rougemont - Design New York Thursday, June 12, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Philippe Decelle, Diane Hennebert and Pierre Loze, L'Utopie du Tout Plastique 1960-1973, exh. cat., Fondation pour l'architecture, Brussels, 1994, p. 98; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Lights, Vol. 2: 1960 to Present, Cologne, 2005, p. 197

  • Catalogue Essay

    ”I came to furniture because I wanted to bestow a function on the volumes of sculpture, yet forfeit none of their ambiguity; is it function or not function?” (Bony, Furniture & Interiors of the 1970s, p. 102)
    Guy de Rougemont aimed to utilize industrial materials such as acrylic and metals to produce sculptural objects which also serve a function.  He formed part of the Atelier Populaire at the Beaux-Arts and also worked as an exhibition designer.  His functional pieces were purchased by and, at times, commissioned by, interior designer Henri Samuel.


"Cloud" table lamp

20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm) high
Editioned by Galerie Eric et Xiane Germain, France.  From an edition of 10.  Underside incised with “Rougemont 71.”

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750


12 June 2008, 2pm
New York