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

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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.


  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Literature

    Chloé Braunstein-Kriegel, Les années Staudenmeyer, 25 ans de Design en France, Paris, 2009, p. 473

  • Catalogue Essay

    Contemporary Chinese painter / designer Shao Fan created a line of furniture called “Chairs” that explores the relationship between Chinese furniture from the Ming period with contemporary design. His chairs, including the present lot, are visual expressions of cultural exchange. In the present lot, which is the first chair from an edition of seventy, Fan deconstructed a round back chair and added a grid-like modernist chair form in between. Though the chairs are playful and innovative pieces of functional design, his work also embodies a sculptural and conceptual approach often associated with fine art. Shao Fan’s work has been recognised internationally, and the present model chair is included in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design


'King' chair

designed 1995
MDF with catalpa, Chinese elm
103.2 x 104 x 52.3 cm. (40 5/8 x 40 7/8 x 20 5/8 in.)
Number 1 from the edition of 70. Reverse inscribed with the artist’s signature in Chinese characters and 1/70. Designed 1995.

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020