Tadao Ando - Design New York Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from Venini, Italy

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tadao Ando, 1995 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, designed the present set of three vases for Venini on the occasion of the firm's 90th anniversary. His first design for Venini, the three torqued columns, based on inverted isosceles triangles, combine to form a discrete sculptural work. Each vase is hand-finished in one of three wheel cutting techniques- rosetta, ghiaccio, velato- applied to the surface to create variant textures. This is the first design object that Ando ever produced.


Set of three "Ando" vases

Rosetta, ghiaccio, velato cast aquamarine glass.
Each: 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm) high
Produced by Venini, Italy. Number 17 from the edition of 30. Each acid-etched with 90/VENINI/2011/Ando, venini 2011 – 17 / 30 and with manufacturer’s label. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Venini.

$40,000 - 60,000 

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New York Auction 17 December 2014 11am