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

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  • Description

    Phillips x Design Trust Charity Auction
    Phillips is delighted to offer a special curated selection from lots 217-230 with Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, as part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Hong Kong Day Sale.

    富藝斯香港 x 信言設計大使慈善拍賣會

  • Provenance

    Donated directly by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    This set of two PETITE SERGENT ceiling pendants are incredibly rare, being two of the four ever produced of this design. Originally designed with a Parisian setting in mind, the lights have never been for sale and are offered exclusively to the present sale. The warm, rich tones and tactile finishes offer a sense of effortless serenity and nostalgic allure, whilst careful consideration is paid to industrial process expressed through precise detailing.

    Over the past 20 years Michael Young has established himself as one of the leading international figures in his field continuing to push the boundaries of experimental design. The studio specialises in creating modern design through exploring the endless possibilities Asia’s technological ingenuity provides. Propelled by the momentum created through collaboration with Chinese industrialists, the studio captures the strengthening ties between local industry and design, and exemplifies the skills of Asia’s industrial innovation.

    The result is work that transcends design by harnessing some of the highest and most innovative manufacturing skills to create Industrial Art. Michael Young’s vibrant imagination and his continued ability to innovate and take a fresh approach to a seamless blending of East and West is what keeps his work relevant and increasingly in demand across all continents.

    “It is design as Industrial Art that interests me, not just as a limited edition, but on a scale of mass production.” – Michael Young

Kindly donated by Michael Young in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION


Pair of PETITE SERGENT ceiling pendants

extruded anodised aluminium
each 42 x 32 x 32 cm. (16 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2014, these works are number 1 and 2 from an edition of 4 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the designer.

HK$50,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$62,500

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020