Jean-Claude Farhi - Design London Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Pierre Restany, Farhi, Paris, 1995, p. 73

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jean-Claude Farhi began sculpting works in Paris in 1966 from metal engine parts that he painted and soldered.  Gradually incorporating plastic elements into his work, Farhi focused most of his attention on methylpolymethacrylate, and after much travel to Rome, developed a close relationship with the manufacturers of Plexiglas.  With work ranging from small scale sculptures to architectural installations, Farhi’s designs embody the bold spirit of the 1960s and 1970s with its expressive use of bright contrasting colors, innovative plastics and metals in geometric forms.


Low table with humidor

c. 1972
Coloured and opaque polymethacrylate.
51.5 x 159 x 60 cm. (20 1/4 x 62 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.)

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £14,900


24 Apr 2008, 2pm