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  • Literature

    Lina Bo Bardi, Lina Bo Bardi, Milan, 1996, pp. 77-78; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol. III 1950-1954, Cologne, 2006, p. 453

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lina Bo Bardi began her career in design in Italy, in the studio of Gio Ponti and as deputy director of Domus magazine until after World War II. At the time she designed the “Bowl” chair, Bo Bardi had moved to Brazil and begun an architectural practice.  She had also recently co-founded the magazine Habitat and designed her first solo building, her home, La Casa di Vidro (the Glass House) in Sao Paolo, which would become one of the most important designs of her career.  Throughout Brazil, Bo Bardi continued to work on architectural projects for many years and spent much of her later career focusing on set designs for theatrical productions and films.

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Rare large "Bowl" chair

ca. 1951
Formed aluminum, painted iron, fabric, brass.
28 in. (71.1 cm) high
Manufactured by Ambiente, Italy.

Estimate
$45,000 - 50,000 

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York