Quasar Khanh - Design London Wednesday, April 6, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    'L'Utopie du Tout Plastique 1960-1973', Fondation pour l'architecture, Brussels, 22 March-29 May 1994

  • Literature

    Quasar, sales catalogue, Paris, 1968, n.p.; 'Living in Heavenly Blue Blow-up Space in Paris’, Vogue, London, February 1969; Blow Up 233, 1986, pp. 67-71, for further reading; Nigel Whiteley, Pop Design: Modernism to Mod-Pop Theory and Design, 1952-72, London, 1987, p.198; Carey Zesiger, ‘A designer back in Vietnam', International Herald Tribune, 6 August 1996; Tom DiChristopher ‘Quasar Khanh: A Retrospective’ Asia Life HCMC, June 2010, pp. 56-60 for an article on the artist; Philippe Decelle, Diane Hennebert and Pierre Loze, L'Utopie du Tout Plastique 1960-1973, exh. cat., Fondation pour l'architecture, Brussels, 1994, p. 84; Sean Topham, Where's my Space Age? The Rise and Fall of Futuristic Design, Munich, 2003, p. 99; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Domus Vol.VI 1965-1969, Cologne, 2006, p. 420 for similar examples in the Pneumatic Apartment; Alastair Gordon, Spaced Out: Crash Pads, Hippie Communes, Infinity Machines, and Other Radical Environments of the Psychedelic Sixties, New York, 2008, p. 105 for similar examples in the Pneumatic Apartment


‘Apollo’ chair, model no. 15

c. 1968
Inflatable plastic, chrome metal rings.
79 cm. (31 1/8 in.) high

Manufactured by Aero Space, France. Reverse with plastic manufacturer’s label ‘AERO SPACE/®/QUASAR/PATENTS PENDING/MADE IN FRANCE’.

£2,000 - 3,000 


7 April 2011