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International (ca. 1960s - 2000)

Strictly speaking, Postmodern Design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. Objects produced by postmodern practitioners were characterized by hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function. Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, thirty years later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

     Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design. Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. They saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

     Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass "Casablanca" bookcase with it’s leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s "First" chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s "Super" lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid-Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman, and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic, and glass.

     Many of the pieces mentioned above formed the core of a 2011 survey of postmodern design at the Victoria & Albert Museum — an exhibition that showed the movement's influence on contemporary design and fashion. That fact, coupled with the works offered on these pages, proves that postmodernism is a movement that continues to inspire.

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Peter Shire Murano glass object "Eggs on a Raft", England circa 1988
Dimensions: H 23.43 in. Dm 8.66 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Peter Shire Murano glass object "Eggs on a Raft", ...
Peter Shire
Late 20th Century Italian Glass
A Glass Murano object "Eggs on a Raft" by Peter Shire. Multicoloured, opaque glass in yellow, rose, purple, circumferential meltings in ruby red and rose. Partly with powder meltings. ...
Ettore Sottsass Sculpture
Dimensions: H 23.62 in. W 34.65 in. D 28.35 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Concrete
Ettore Sottsass Sculpture
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Sculptures
Concrete
Wonderful Ettore Sottsass sculpture made of smooth washed out concrete. Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furn...
Signed Pair of "First" Prototype Stools by De Lucchi
Dimensions: H 44 in. Dm 18 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Plastic, Rubber, Steel, Wood
Signed Pair of "First" Prototype Stools by De Lucc...
Michele De Lucchi
Late 20th Century Italian Stools
Plastic, Rubber, Steel, Wood
Simple and dramatic this pair of stools is symbolic of the Memphis design movement.
Ron Arad Hotel Zeus TV Stand
Dimensions: H 27 in. Dm 23 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Ron Arad Hotel Zeus TV Stand
Ron Arad, Memphis Group
Late 20th Century Tables
"Hotel Zeus" TV stand designed in 1992 by Ron Arad. Made in Italy for Zeus, a design collective with a similar spirit to the influential 1980s Memphis design group. Conical base is moun...
Signed David Marshall Postmodernist Mirror
Dimensions: W 2 ft. 9.5 in. H 3 ft. 2.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Bronze
Signed David Marshall Postmodernist Mirror
David Marshall
20th Century Spanish Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Bronze
Postmodern, or art deco, form mirror, with geometric inserts of patinated bronze, and smoked mirror panels flanking the main mirror.
Michele De Lucchi for Cleto Munari Carafe
Dimensions: H 11.4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver, Plastic
Michele De Lucchi for Cleto Munari Carafe
Michele De Lucchi, Cleto Munari
Vintage 1970s Italian Pitchers
Sterling Silver, Plastic
Designed for Cleto Munari, manufactured by Rossi e Arcandi. Stamped “M De Lucchi/Cleto Munari/Rossi & Arcand/Made In Italy”, numbered “40/99”, “925” silver mark. Literature: Ter...
Matteo Thun Tea Pot
Dimensions: H 11.3 in. W 9 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Matteo Thun Tea Pot
Matteo Thun
20th Century Italian Ceramics
Ceramic
Tea Pot “Columbina Superba” Designed for Alessio Sarri, Sesto Fiorentino Printed to underside “MTH 020”. Literature: Barbara Radice, Memphis, Munich, 1988, p. 165 (for another ...
Resin Top Console by Marie-Claude Fouquieres
Dimensions: H 30 in. W 5 ft. D 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: Montreal, CA
Resin Top Console by Marie-Claude Fouquieres
Vintage 1970s French Console Tables
Important emerald green fractal resin top rectangular console top resting on chromium plated square plinths. Attributed to Marie-Claude Fouquieres.
Roma Chair by Marco Zanini for Memphis, 1986
Dimensions: H 35.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 35.5 in.
Dealer Location: Denton, MD
Materials & Techniques: Fiberglass
Roma Chair by Marco Zanini for Memphis, 1986
Memphis Group, Marco Zannini
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs
Fiberglass
From the 1986 Memphis/Milano collection, this chair represents one of Marco Zanini's most important designs for Memphis. This example has a deep green metal flake finish on the fibergla...
Michael Graves Chess Set, circa 2000
Dimensions: H 2.75 in. W 16 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Resin, Wood
Michael Graves Chess Set, circa 2000
Michael Graves
Late 20th Century American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Resin, Wood
Carved wood chess and checkers set with board and box by famed architect Michael Graves. Each chess and pawn piece is signed "Graves." USA, circa 2000. Features resin chess and paw...
Robert Wilhite mix wood and leather one  arm chair,signed,studio
Dimensions: H 30 in. W 19 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Robert Wilhite mix wood and leather one arm chair...
Robert Wilhite
Late 20th Century American Chairs
This is a good sample of the artist Robert Wilhite and a very 80's design with mix of wood and leather seat.This chair is  signed and dated '83'.
Vintage Porcelain Vase by Michael Graves for Alessi
Dimensions: H 10 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Vintage Porcelain Vase by Michael Graves for Aless...
Alessi, Michael Graves
20th Century Italian Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
A trumpet mouth, fluted rectangular vase by influential architect and designer Michael Graves. The piece mimics elements of classical Greek architecture; a fluted column sitting on the ...
"OLAMPIA" HANGING LAMP BY DANIELA PUPPA
Dimensions: H 43 in. Dm 28.75 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Metal
"OLAMPIA" HANGING LAMP BY DANIELA PUPPA
Daniela Puppa
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass, Metal
THE PERFECTLY BALANCED ANGULAR MOUNTING PLACES A CONICAL LAMP BENEATH A CIRCULAR GLASS PLATE AND DIFFUSER FOR A VERY STRIKING DESIGN
Kaizo Oto for Design Institute of America Memphis Style Console
Dimensions: H 27.5 in. W 4 ft. D 14 in.
Dealer Location: St. Louis, MO
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Metal
Kaizo Oto for Design Institute of America Memphis ...
Design Institute America
Late 20th Century Console Tables
Glass, Metal
Designed by Kaizo Oto for DIA, mixed metal console with glass top, geometric base in enameled steel, chrome and brass.
Robert Venturi, Chippendale Chair, Grandmother's Tablecloth, for Knoll
Dimensions: H 38 in. W 24 in. D 22 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Robert Venturi, Chippendale Chair, Grandmother's T...
Robert Venturi, Knoll International
1990s American Post-Modern Side Chairs
Very important chair with the original cloth cushion.
Matteo Thun Pitcher
Dimensions: H 10.4 in. W 12 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver, Wood
Matteo Thun Pitcher
Matteo Thun
1990s Italian Pitchers
Sterling Silver, Wood
Designed for Cleto Munari, manufactured by Rossi & Arcandi. Stamped with maker’s mark, “925” silver mark and “Matteo Thun per Cleto Munari”; numbered “30/99” inside the lid. Liter...
Peter Shire Murano glass object "Bold Soul Sister Bowl", England circa 1988
Dimensions: H 25.2 in. Dm 11.42 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Peter Shire Murano glass object "Bold Soul Sister ...
Peter Shire
Late 20th Century Italian Glass
A Glass Murano object "Bold Soul Sister Bowl" by Peter Shire. Multicoloured, opaque glass in colbalt blue, purple, red and white. Partly with powder meltings in rose. Different glass p...
Unique Piece / Guy de Rougemont / 1967
Dimensions: H 19.69 in. W 4 ft. 11.1 in. D 31.5 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Unique Piece / Guy de Rougemont / 1967
Guy de Rougemont
Vintage 1960s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables
This VOLUME is a unique and historic piece made by Guy de Rougemont in 1969. Rougemont VOLUME work is emblematic of the 1960s. With the American Minimalists, he explored geometric vo...
Post-Modern Table Lamp by Coy Howard
Dimensions: H 19.5 in. W 20 in. D 8.5 in.
Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Parchment Paper
Post-Modern Table Lamp by Coy Howard
Coy Howard
Vintage 1980s American American Craftsman Table Lamps
Bronze, Parchment Paper
American post-modern bronze and parchment table lamp by California-school architect Coy Howard, 1984. Height: 19½in., Width: 20in., Depth: 8¾in.
Cardboard Rocker Easy Edges Attributed to Frank O Gehry
Dimensions: H 43 in. W 43 in. D 42 in.
Dealer Location: National City, CA
Cardboard Rocker Easy Edges Attributed to Frank O ...
Frank Gehry
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs
For your consideration a vintage rocking chair constructed in cardboard. Chair is not signed, neither a label from the maker.
Matteo Thun 1970s Italian Floor Lamp
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 3 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Matteo Thun 1970s Italian Floor Lamp
Matteo Thun
Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps
Iron
Very particular light for the very discerning client.
Paolo Navone "Gadames" Chest
Dimensions: H 5 ft. W 29.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Mirror, Formica, Wood
Paolo Navone "Gadames" Chest
Paola Navone
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Cabinets
Mirror, Formica, Wood
Chest by Paolo Navone for Alchimia. Cabinet has eight drawers.  Provenance: R 20th Century, New York, New York; Collection, Boca Raton, Florida. Cabinet includes the item description t...
Unique Concrete and Glass Floor Lamp in the style of Poliarte, Italy, 1970s
On Hold
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 7.9 in. W 11.02 in. D 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Concrete
Unique Concrete and Glass Floor Lamp in the style ...
Poliarte
Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps
Glass, Concrete
Unique concrete and glass floor lamp in the style of Poliarte. This heavy light, fully rewired, is illuminated from within and shines out through the chunky, rough-cut-glass blocks.  ...
Peter Shire -  Palazzo Series Vase
Dimensions: H 14.17 in. W 7.87 in. D 5.51 in.
Dealer Location: Brussels, BE
Materials & Techniques: Murano Glass
Peter Shire - Palazzo Series Vase
Peter Shire
1990s Italian Post-Modern Vases and Vessels
Murano Glass
Rare 'Waving from the noble floor' glass vase of the Palazzo series designed by Peter Shire (1947) and produced by Ponte Vivarini, a glassworks located in the former facilities of Segus...
Shiro Kuramata "Sing Sing Sing" Chairs
Dimensions: H 34 in. W 20 in. D 26 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Steel
Shiro Kuramata "Sing Sing Sing" Chairs
Shiro Kuramata
20th Century French Armchairs
Steel
A magnificent design from this 'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres' awarded designer! The mesh provides a slight spring and makes these chairs very comfortable! These were manufactured in Fr...
Robert Venturi's "Chippendale" Chair by Knoll
Dimensions: H 23.25 in. W 23.25 in. D 27 in.
Dealer Location: Dallas, TX
Materials & Techniques: Laminate, Wood, Wool
Robert Venturi's "Chippendale" Chair by Knoll
Knoll, Robert Venturi
Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Chairs
Laminate, Wood, Wool
architect / designer Robert Venturi's Post Modern "Chippendale" chair from 1984, buttercup yellow laminate over molded plywood with original Knoll cushion. Original paper label and 1984...
P110 Lounge Chairs by Rosselli, Partner of Gio Ponti, Exhibited at MoMA, NY
Dimensions: H 25.2 in. W 27.36 in. D 29.92 in.
Dealer Location: bergen op zoom, NL
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Plastic
P110 Lounge Chairs by Rosselli, Partner of Gio Pon...
Alberto Rosselli Saporiti
Vintage 1970s Italian Minimalist Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Plastic
Three, superb and rare, sculptural form, 1972, 'P110' lounge chairs by Italian architect and designer Alberto Rosselli (1921-1976) featuring remarkable and costly, avant garde, single p...
"Juliette " Vase, 1994 by Ettore Sottsass for Sèvres
Dimensions: H 22.05 in. Dm 7.09 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
"Juliette " Vase, 1994 by Ettore Sottsass for Sèv...
Ettore Sottsass
Late 20th Century French Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Juliette vase, 1994 by Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) for Sèvres manufacture. White porcelain biscuit and red enameled porcelain. Signed, stamped by Sèvres, numbered 04. Rare piece from...
Richard Meier Dining Set
Dimensions: H 27.5 in. W 20 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Beech
Richard Meier Dining Set
Knoll, Richard Meier
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Beech
Richard Meier for Knoll International dining room suite. Chair measurements: 21 W x 20 D x 27.5 H inches. Impressed signature to underside of each chair. Dining table measurements: 96...
Silver Plated Verseuse/Tea Pot by Richard Meier for Christofle
Dimensions: W 10 in.
Dealer Location: Long Island City, NY
Silver Plated Verseuse/Tea Pot by Richard Meier fo...
Richard Meier
20th Century French More Furniture and Collectibles
Rare silver plated verseuse/tea pot by Richard Meier for Christofle. Collection "Perspective." Signed.
Limited Edition # 14/100 San Leonardo by Alessandro Mendini
Dimensions: H 38.58 in. W 39.76 in. D 39.37 in.
Dealer Location: Weesp, NL
Materials & Techniques: Leather
Limited Edition # 14/100 San Leonardo by Alessandr...
Alessandro Mendini
Vintage 1980s Italian Lounge Chairs
Leather
"San Leonardo" limited edition, number 14 from 100, leather lounge chair with hocker designed by Alessandro Mendini for Matteo Grassi, Italy - 1986. Both the leather lounge chair and...
Narciso Sculpture by Andrea Cascella for Alessi D'Apres
Dimensions: H 6.69 in. W 8.66 in. D 5.91 in.
Dealer Location: Weesp, NL
Materials & Techniques: Stainless Steel
Narciso Sculpture by Andrea Cascella for Alessi D'...
Alessi
Vintage 1970s Italian Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Limited edition of Alberto Alessi's first early seventies company design introduction project which did not work out very well ... New Old Stock comes with original packaging. " A...
Rare Shiro Kuramata Wall-Mounted Desk and Mirror
Dimensions: H 27.5 in. W 5 ft. 3 in. D 18.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Rare Shiro Kuramata Wall-Mounted Desk and Mirror
Shiro Kuramata
Late 20th Century Japanese Desks and Writing Tables
Designed for the Dalichi Hotel in the Tsukaba Center, Japan, 1983. Fully documented in the Kuramata archives.
Three-Panel Screen by Alessandro Mendini for the Ollo Collection
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 2.8 in. W 4 ft. 3.2 in. D 1.57 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Plywood
Three-Panel Screen by Alessandro Mendini for the O...
Alessandro Mendini
Vintage 1980s Italian Home Accents
Plywood
Three-panel screen, designed in 1988 by Alessandro Mendini and Alessandro Guerriero for the Ollo collection, edited by Alchemia. Laminated plywood printed in Mendini's Olimpics patterns...
"Treetops" Memphis Milano Floor Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 6 ft. W 10 in. D 14.75 in.
Dealer Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Materials & Techniques: Steel
"Treetops" Memphis Milano Floor Lamp by Ettore Sot...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps
Steel
Enameled steel Memphis Milano floor lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass.
Michael Graves Lounge Chair, 1980
Dimensions: H 29.5 in. W 34 in. D 31 in.
Dealer Location: Southampton, NY
Materials & Techniques: Upholstery, Maple
Michael Graves Lounge Chair, 1980
Michael Graves
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Maple
Michael Graves (1934-2015), lounge chair. Sunar Hauserman, USA, 1980. Maple burl, upholstery, lacquered wood. Measures: 34 W x 31 D x 29.5 H inches.
Standing Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, 1981
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 4.8 in. W 31.5 in. D 9.45 in.
Dealer Location: Berlin, DE
Standing Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, 1981
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Floor Lamps
Treetops lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981. Metal construction with movable light fitting in halogen. Handle for easy handling of the lamp. Literature: Repertorio del...
Five "Revers" Armchairs by Andrea Branzi for Cassina, 1993
Dimensions: H 29.92 in. W 25.2 in. D 20.08 in.
Dealer Location: Amstelveen, NL
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Beech
Five "Revers" Armchairs by Andrea Branzi for Cassi...
Andrea Branzi, Cassina
1990s Italian Modern Armchairs
Aluminum, Beech
Five "Revers" armchairs, designed in 1993 by Andrea Branzi for Cassina, Italy. The chairs are made of solid curved beechwood and a grey lacquered aluminum structure. Five of the chairs...
Ivory Table by Ettore Sottsass, 1984
Dimensions: H 39.37 in. Dm 18.9 in.
Dealer Location: Berlin, DE
Ivory Table by Ettore Sottsass, 1984
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
The ivory table, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1984. Side table in reconstituted veneer and plastic laminate, with a glass top and circular base. Literature: The Internation...
Michael Graves Mailbox
Dimensions: H 16.14 in. W 24.02 in. D 11.02 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Steel
Michael Graves Mailbox
Michael Graves
Late 20th Century American Collectibles and Curiosities
Aluminum, Steel
A splendid Michael Graves Mailbox
First Chair by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
Dimensions: H 35 in. W 23 in. D 19.5 in.
Dealer Location: Denton, MD
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Rubber, Wood
First Chair by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
Memphis Group, Michele De Lucchi
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs
Metal, Rubber, Wood
Brand new in original carton. Two available for immediate delivery. Memphis/Milano metal identification tag on bottom of seat. The First Chair is the most popular product of all the ...
Kyoto Round Table by Shiro Kuramata
Dimensions: H 29 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel, Terrazzo
Kyoto Round Table by Shiro Kuramata
Shiro Kuramata
Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Center Tables
Steel, Terrazzo
Kyoto round table (1983) Shiro Kuramata (Japan) / Memphis Milano Round end table in metal and colored-glass-infused "Star Piece" terrazzo Dimensions: Ø 23.75", height: 28.5" The Japan...
Lawrence Laske Prototype Lamp and Model, 1987
Dimensions: H 19.5 in. W 28 in. D 9.5 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum, Steel, Plastic, Foam, Wood
Lawrence Laske Prototype Lamp and Model, 1987
Lawrence Laske, Memphis Group
Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum, Steel, Plastic, Foam, Wood
Lawrence Laske "Sbarra" fully functioning prototype lamp and hand-made model created in 1987. Exhibited: Luci-Lights Memphis Milano, 22 June - 16 July 1988, Milan, Italy Materials: e...
Ettore Sottsass Table Lamp Model Pausania
Dimensions: H 16.54 in. W 18.9 in. D 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: Waalwijk, NL
Materials & Techniques: Chrome, Plastic, Steel
Ettore Sottsass Table Lamp Model Pausania
Artemide, Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Chrome, Plastic, Steel
Iconic 'Pausania' desk or table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass for Artemide, 1982 Italy. A theatrical item, construction made of chromed tubular steel, black and green plastic. Rem...
Tanganyika Ceramic Flower Vase by Marco Zannini
Dimensions: H 22 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Tanganyika Ceramic Flower Vase by Marco Zannini
Marco Zannini
Vintage 1980s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Tanganyika ceramic flower vase by Marco Zannini (Italy). Very rare, perhaps only 10-12 were ever made. Zannini had the notion (correctly, in actuality) that most artistic flower vases...
Ettore Sottsass Associati 1980s Aero Table Lamp for Bieffeplast
Dimensions: H 23.62 in. Dm 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: Staphorst, NL
Ettore Sottsass Associati 1980s Aero Table Lamp fo...
Ettore Sottsass, Bieffeplast
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Typical Memphis period table lamp. Designed by Ettore Sottsass Associati in the early 1980s. Manufacturer: Bieffeplast Italy. Model: Aero. Grey, yellow and black metal. Express p...
Victoria Ceramic Flower Vase by Marco Zannini
Dimensions: H 26 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Victoria Ceramic Flower Vase by Marco Zannini
Marco Zannini
Vintage 1980s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Victoria ceramic flower vase by Marco Zannini (Italy.) Rare. Zanini had the notion (correctly, in actuality) that most artistic flower vases almost never get used in reality. Thus, he ...
Large Alessandro Mendini "Soli" Dining Table
Dimensions: H 27 in. Dm 5 ft. 10.8 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Wood
Large Alessandro Mendini "Soli" Dining Table
Alessandro Mendini, Gruppo Alchimia
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Tables
Glass, Wood
Important "Soli" dining or center hall table features a sand blasted etched circular top by Alessandro Mendini. Dimensions: 27" H (to glass top), 32.75" (overall height of table), 7...
Alessandro Mendini Limited Zabro Chair Table for Zanotta, Italy
Dimensions: H 28.35 in. Dm 36.22 in.
Dealer Location: Staphorst, NL
Alessandro Mendini Limited Zabro Chair Table for Z...
Alessandro Mendini, Zanotta
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs
Iconic Zabro chair. Designer: Alessandro Mendini. Manufacturer: Zanotta, Italy. Signed with "Alessandro Mendini."
Volga Porcelain Flower Vase by Matteo Thun for Memphis
Dimensions: H 22 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Volga Porcelain Flower Vase by Matteo Thun for Mem...
Matteo Thun
Vintage 1980s Italian Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Volga porcelain flower vase by Matteo Thun (Italy/Austria) for Memphis srl (1983). Created for the 3rd Memphis exhibition in 1983, Thun was amongst a group of the movements designers...
Ettore Sottsass TOTEM in Carrara Marble
Dimensions: H 20.87 in. W 11.02 in. D 7.09 in.
Dealer Location: Brussels, BE
Materials & Techniques: Carrara Marble
Ettore Sottsass TOTEM in Carrara Marble
Ettore Sottsass
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sculptures
Carrara Marble
Constructivist TOTEM "perlione piccolo", black and white Carrara marble. Coming in six parts Ultima Edizione (editor).
Nara Square Table by Shiro Kuramata
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Terrazzo
Nara Square Table by Shiro Kuramata
Shiro Kuramata
Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Terrazzo
Nara aquare table (1983). Shiro Kuramata (Japan) / Memphis Milano. Square end or coffee table in metal and colored-glass-infused "Star Piece" terrazzo. Dimensions: W 23.75" x D 23.75" ...
Chair by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini
Dimensions: H 33 in. W 17 in. D 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Chair by Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini
Ettore Sottsass, Franz Leitner, Marco Zannini
Late 20th Century Post-Modern Chairs
Wood
Charmingly chunky post-modern form with original gray lacquer seat, metallic green lacquer back frame and burl veneer back surface. From the Donau Collection, manufactured by Franz L...
Robert Venturi "Cabriole Leg" Table for Knoll
Dimensions: H 28.75 in. W 4 ft. D 4 ft.
Dealer Location: Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Laminate
Robert Venturi "Cabriole Leg" Table for Knoll
Robert Venturi
Vintage 1980s American Dining Room Tables
Laminate
Cabriole leg dining or center table in "Grandmother's Tablecloth" printed laminate with black laminate top by Robert Venturi for Knoll. Model #65848.
First Chair by Michele De Lucchi
Dimensions: H 35.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
First Chair by Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi
Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs
Metal, Wood
First Chair by Michele De Lucchi (Italy) for Memphis srl (1983). Created in 1983 in an effort to offer an "every person" chair for those with limited budgets, the first chair quickl...
Ettore Sottsass, Lacquered Metal and Laminated Wood Coffee Table, Italy
Dimensions: H 20.47 in. W 47.24 in. D 29.13 in.
Dealer Location: Nice, FR
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
Ettore Sottsass, Lacquered Metal and Laminated Woo...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Wood
Ettore Sottsass, coffee table, glass top, lacquered metal and laminated wood, Italy, circa 1987. Provenance: Showroom Alessi, Milan. Measures: Height 52 cm, length 120 cm, width 74 c...
Fruit Bowl "Sol" by Ettore Sottsass
Dimensions: H 9.45 in. Dm 11.42 in.
Dealer Location: Vienna, AT
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Fruit Bowl "Sol" by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group, Canedese
Late 20th Century Italian Centerpieces
Glass
Ettore Sottsass, Fruit Bowl "SOL" 1986 for Memphis Milano Signed: E. SOTTSASS PER MEMPHIS MILANO Multi-colored blown glass produced by: Gino Canedese & Figlio, Venedig.
Alessandro Mendini "Soli" Coffee Table
Dimensions: H 17.25 in. Dm 43 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Wood
Alessandro Mendini "Soli" Coffee Table
Alessandro Mendini, Gruppo Alchimia
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Wood
Important "Soli" coffee or cocktail table features a sand blasted etched circular top by Alessandro Mendini. Dimensions: 17.25" H (to glass top), 29.5" (overall height of table), 43...
Peter Shire Elyssian Heights Floor Lamp
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 7.5 in. W 37.5 in. D 37.5 in.
Dealer Location: Kansas City, MO
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Peter Shire Elyssian Heights Floor Lamp
Peter Shire
Late 20th Century American Floor Lamps
Metal
This Peter Shire Elyssian Heights floor lamp is a unique, one of a kind made in 1988. The light source is in the center of the fan shaped shade and provides even illumination without e...
Baykal Ceramic Flower Vase by Marco Zanini
Dimensions: H 19 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Baykal Ceramic Flower Vase by Marco Zanini
Marco Zannini
Vintage 1980s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Baykal ceramic flower vase by Marco Zanini (Italy). Rare. Zanini had the notion (correctly, in actuality) that most artistic flower vases almost never get used in reality. Thus, he d...