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Summer Market Report Compendium

Carolyn Pastel

Carolyn Pastel of Pastel Advisory gives a run-down of super-performing Design lots from the summer auction season

As a compendium to our recent summary of the summer Design auction season, we’ve compiled a supplementary list of lots that outperformed their pre-sale estimates. Broken down by category, these pieces underscore the intriguing growth the market has seen despite a lack of in-person sales.

 Six-Light Liane Applique by Jean Royère, 1962. Photo © Christie's Images Ltd. 2020

Mid-Century

Six-Light Liane Applique by Jean Royère (Special Commission)
France, 1962
Estimate: €400,000 - 600,000 | Realized: €1,570,000
Christie’s Paris, 30 June 2020, Lot 11

Ceiling Light by Gino Sarfatti & Studio BBPR (Unique Private Commission)
Italy, circa 1962
Estimate: £60,000 - 80,000 | Realized: £225,000
Phillips London, 19 June 2020, Lot 24

Untitled Screen by Harry Bertoia, 1957. Photo © Christie's Images Ltd. 2020

Set of 2 Model 1669 Armchairs by Fritz Hansen
Denmark, 1940s
Estimate: $10,000-15,000 | Realized: $100,000
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 114

Untitled Screen by Harry Bertoia
USA, 1957
Estimate: $80,000 - 120,000 | Realized: $162,500
Christie’s New York, 21-31 July, Lot 15

Chair by Michel Boyer, circa 1971. Photo © Christie's Images Ltd. 2020

Demountable Round Model 852 Easy Chair by Gio Ponti (Prototype)
Italy, circa 1954
Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000 | Realized: £60,000
Phillips London, 19 June 2020, Lot 10

Chair by Michel Boyer
France, circa 1971
Estimate: €4,000- 6,000 | Realized: €40,000
Christie’s Paris, 30 June 2020, Lot 101

Set of 3 Vanesia Wall Lights by Lumenform
Italy, circa 1970
Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 | Realized: £37,500
Phillips London, 19 June 2020, Lot 175

Prototype Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti, 1980s. Photo © Christie's Images Ltd. 2020

Postmodern

Modular Safari Sofa by Archizoom Associati
Italy, d. 1968 / p. 1970s
Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 | Realized: $43,750
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 41

Integrated System Construction 2 Vanity by Bruno Gregory (Unique)
Italy, 1987
Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 | Realized: $16,250
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 27

Sphere D’Isolation Model No. S2 by Maurice-Claude Vidili, circa 1971. Photo © Sotheby's

Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti (Prototype)
Italy, 1980s
Estimate: €8,000 - 12,000 | Realized: €20,000
Christie’s, Nilufar [100] Design Selections, 8-29 July 2020, Lot 38

Sphere D’Isolation Model S2 by Maurice-Claude Vidili
France, circa 1971
Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 | Realized: $52,500
Sotheby’s New York, 29 July 2020, 136

Set of 2 Table Basse Or aux Engrenages by Ingrid Donat, 2008. Photo © Phillips

Contemporary 

Petit Chien Prosaique by François-Xavier Lalanne
France, 1996
Estimate: $50,000 - 70,000 | Realized: $475,000
Sotheby’s New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 128

Set of 2 Table Basse Or aux Engrenages by Ingrid Donat
France, 2008
Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 | Realized: $150,000
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 75

Crochet Chair by Marcel Wanders, 2006. Photo © Phillips

Robber Baron Series Cabinet by Studio Job / Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel
Netherlands, 2006-2007
Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 | Realized $150,000
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 55

Crochet Chair by Marcel Wanders
Netherlands, 2006
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000 | Realized $93,750
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 50

Savage Chair Black Edition by Jay Sae Jung Oh*
USA, 2014
Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 | Realized: $17,500
Phillips New York, 29 July 2020, Lot 53
*Artist won Best in Show in the first juried awards at Design Miami/ 2019

Model 1669 Armchairs by Fritz Hansen, 1940s. Photo © Phillips

Demountable Round Model 852 Easy Chair by Gio Ponti, circa 1954. Photo © Phillips

Ceiling Light by Gino Sarfatti & Studio BBPR, circa 1962. Photo © Phillips

Modular Safari Sofa by Archizoom Associati, 1970s. Photo © Phillips

Vanesia Wall Lights by Lumenform, circa 1970. photo © Phillips

Integrated System Construction 2 Vanity by Bruno Gregory, 1987. Photo © Phillips

Savage Chair Black Edition by Jay Sae Jung Oh, 2014. Photo © Phillips

 

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