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  • Catalogue Essay

    Matteo Thun is associated with the Italian design group Memphis, which produced their first collection in 1981.  The Memphis look incorporates a seeming disregard for function with bold forms and synthetic materials which tap into the zeitgeist of the 1980s.   Thun espouses a “zero design” philosophy, in which function supersedes all other concerns in his work.   “I try to find archetypes and to have a kind of neutralized language in interior design, especially in furniture,” he states. 

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“Chicago Tribune” floor lamp

ca. 1984
Enamelled metal, plastic. 
74 3/4 in. (189.9 cm) high
Manufactured by Biffeplast, Germany.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Design

12 June 2008, 2pm
New York