‘Manga Chair (24)’

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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.

    現代設計的世紀回顧——羅啟妍女士收藏
    現居香港的藏家羅啟妍豐富非凡的典藏,不僅深具啟發、創新以及學術精神,這個著眼於現代及當代設計的收藏,深具國際視野,也廣泛橫跨了各個發展時期。

  • Provenance

    Friedman Benda, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2016

  • Literature

    nendo: 50 manga chairs, New York, 2016, p. 51

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lots belong to Nendo’s series of fifty “Manga” chairs which were first presented as part of the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2016. As the names suggest, these designs take the Japanese drawing tradition as their inspiration source. In manga comics, each page contains multiple images arranged in a grid layout. Though flat, these images contain an explosive emotional impact and intellectual complexity. Nendo has done the same with these chairs. The chairs represent different iconographical or conceptual elements of manga, and similar to comics, there is an emphasis on line over mass and volume. There is an anthropomorphic quality to these static objects: they run away, they boom with laughter, they talk to each other and pick each other up. Despite their simple lines and sleek, reflective surfaces, these chairs have bold personalities that tell stories between each other as well as our relationship to them.

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Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design

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‘Manga Chair (24)’

《漫畫椅子 (24)》

2015
mirror-polished stainless steel
81.4 x 41.5 x 56.9 cm. (32 x 16 3/8 x 22 3/8 in.)
From the edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs and 1 prototype. Executed 2015.

Estimate
HK$35,000 - 55,000 
€4,000-6,300
$4,500-7,100

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020