Junzo Sakakura - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    A Century of Modern Design: the Collection of Kai-Yin Lo
    Hong Kong-based collector Kai-Yin Lo amassed an extraordinary collection that reflects inspiration, innovation and scholarship. The collection of modern and contemporary design is global in its scope and vast in its chronological sweep.


  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, ‘Design’, 24 September 2014, lot 229
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Junzo Sakakura, Architect: Living in Modernism, Housing, Furniture and Design, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Tokyo, 2009, pp. 99-100, 138-41, 165

  • Catalogue Essay

    Junzo Sakakura was one of the most famous Japanese architects from the 20th century and has been compared to the genius of designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbuiser, and Mies van der Rohe. Sakakura was one of the first architects to combine elements of modernism—which he learned while working in Le Corbusier’s studio in Paris—with traditional Japanese style. His furniture designs reflect this characteristic, as they are low to the ground and incorporate fluid lines and organic forms with a minimalist aesthetic.

Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design


Pair of lounge chairs, model no. 5016

designed 1957, executed 1960s
teak-veneered plywood, fabric
Each: 64 x 55.5 x 64 cm. (25 1/4 x 21 7/8 x 25 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Tendō Mokkō, Tendō, Japan. Designed 1957, executed 1960s.

HK$65,000 - 85,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020