Maria Pergay - Design / Design Art New York Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Robert Harling, Modern Furniture and Decoration, New York, 1971, pp. 72-73 for a period photograph of this chair model in the apartment of Pierre Delbee, director of Jansen; Suzanne Demisch, Maria Pergay, Between Ideas and Design, Verona, 2006, front and back covers and pp. 28, 36, 43, 80-83, 141 and 143

  • Catalogue Essay

    French designer Maria Pergay’s industrial-chic aesthetic positions her as one of the most pioneering designers of the 1970s. Her minimal, sculptural work with stainless steel represented a new era in interior decoration. Her use of steel demonstrates the technical virtuosity with which her designs were executed due to the material’s implacable and unsympathetic nature. The ‘Ring’ chair exhibits both her technical skill as well as her interest in sculptural form. The chair's actual construction is well-disguised and effortless, suggesting the rings are bent from one piece of stainless steel, further articulating the sculptural/functional character of the chair.


"Ring" chair

ca. 1970
Polished stainless steel.
32 in. (81.3 cm) high
Produced by Design Steel, France.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,400

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York