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Tartar Sideboard

Tartar Sideboard

By Ettore Sottsass
Tartar Sideboard
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Sideboards
Wood, Hardwood
The Tartar sideboard by Ettore Sottsass for MEMPHIS (1985) is remarkable in several ways. Sottsass once concurred that this iconoclastic piece was an avid attempt to create a Sottsas...
Karl Springer Rare Pair of JMF Chairs in Shagreen with Bone Inlays, 1980s
Karl Springer Rare Pair of JMF Chairs in Shagre...
Karl Springer
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Bone, Shagreen, Wood
Pair of JMF chairs in shagreen with bone inlays and sabots by Karl Springer, American 1980's (signed on bottom with Karl Springer labels).  
Memphis Wall Clock, Red Marble Effect, du Pasquier & Sowden x Neos, Italy, 1980s
Memphis Wall Clock, Red Marble Effect, du Pasqu...
George Sowden, Nathalie du Pasquier
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Wall Clocks
Aluminum, Glass, Plastic
Red, black and green postmodern wall clock that is out of production. Designed by the Memphis Group founding members and couple, George Sowden and Nathalie du Pasquier in the 1980s. ...
Formia 1980s Modern Italian Comic Ivory Glass Head Sculpture
Formia 1980s Modern Italian Comic Ivory Glass H...
Formia Murano
Vintage 1980s Italian Organic Modern Figurative Sculptures
Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass
1980s, modernist dynamic, comic mouth blown head sculpture in colored Murano glass, in ivory milk white with blue eyes. This production has been very limited, each piece individually...
Karl Springer Pair of "Upholstered Chairs" 1980s
Karl Springer Pair of "Upholstered Chairs" 1980s
Karl Springer
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Upholstery, Foam, Wood
Pair of exceptionally crafted "Upholstered Chairs" by Karl Springer, American 1980s. The fabric on these lounge chairs is superb and is in like-new condition.
Bing & Grondahl Geometric Blue Porcelain Futura Vase by Else Kamp, Denmark 1980s
Bing & Grondahl Geometric Blue Porcelain Futura...
Bing & Grondahl
Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Porcelain
An incredibly striking intense blue vase. A wonderful form reminiscent of the Art Deco period with Post Modernist influences.
Ashoka Table Lamp

Ashoka Table Lamp

By Ettore Sottsass
Ashoka Table Lamp
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal
The Ashoka table lamp is an early Ettore Sottsass lighting masterwork for the introductory 1981 MEMPHIS collection as iconoclastic a light/sculpture as you'll find anywhere!! With v...
Postmodern Sculptural Steel and Leather French Pair of Chairs, 1980s, France
Postmodern Sculptural Steel and Leather French ...
Maria Pergay
Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather
Sculptural steel and leather French pair chairs, 1980s, France These are very rare leather and steel chairs form France. From the Maria Pergay, Michel Boyer Era. The leather is in...
Pierre Dining Table or Desk
Pierre Dining Table or Desk
George Sowden
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Tables
Laminate, Hardwood
The Pierre dining table or desk by George Sowden for Memphis (1981) is a remarkable piece of 20th century craftsmanship. It's legs are separate but vividly-lacquered "building blocks...
Mimosa End Table

Mimosa End Table

By Ettore Sottsass
Mimosa End Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables
Laminate
A multi-use, highly-functional end table by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis (1984). The top possesses a small inserted piece of tempered glass, otherwise leaving the piece to visually re...
"Louis" Table by Aldo Cibic
"Louis" Table by Aldo Cibic
Aldo Cibic
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Center Tables
Wood
A masterwork by early Memphis practitioner Aldo Cibic, from the last collection of the original group in 1987. Part of a larger ensemble of furniture works ("Andy" side table; "Sa...
Magnificent Restored Bullnose Nine-Drawer Chest in Bamboo
Magnificent Restored Bullnose Nine-Drawer Chest...
Unknown
Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Bamboo, Hardwood
An absolutely jaw-dropping custom commissioned vintage nine-drawer chest, circa 1980. Stout hardwood construction with exquisite bullnose detailing highlighting the drawer fronts and...
Exceptional Vintage Modern Walnut Ten-Drawer Ch...
Baker Furniture Company
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Walnut
An absolutely stunning modern ten-drawer chest by Baker, circa 1980. Evidently from a limited production series, as research can find no examples like it. Stout, exquisitely crafted ...
Italian Fendi Round Crocodile Metallic Leather...
Fendi
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Dining Room Tables
Stainless Steel, Leather
This ultra chic, exquisite and large Italian tagged monumental Fendi dining table is a beautiful combination of metallic glazed stamped crocodile leather and stainless steel. There i...

King Floor Lamp

By Ettore Sottsass
King Floor Lamp
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
The King lamp a very rare floor lamp (torchère) design by Ettore Sottsass for MEMPHIS (1983). Less than 30 were ever produced. It is fabricated from lacquered metal w/ a glass diffus...
Fabulous Pair of Aquamarine and Cream Glazed Ce...
Unknown
Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic, Nickel, Lucite
A beautiful pair of handmade glazed ceramic vessels, circa 1980, as newly built custom-made lamps. Wonderful scale, color, texture and form with accents of polished nickel and Lucite...
Karel Appel Lithograph for the Bols Art Exhibit...
Karel Appel
Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Posters
Paper
A rare Karel Appel Lithograph made for the Bols Art Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981. The exhibition that this was made for the occasion of Appel's 60th birthiday, and t...
Milo Baughman For Thayer Coggin Leather Scoop C...
Milo Baughman, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
This pair of cantilever lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin are a rare and gorgeous set from 1981. The angled and armless scoop chairs sit balanced on top of square chro...

Laurel Lamp

By Peter Shire
Laurel Lamp
Peter Shire
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Metal
A beautiful gem of a table lamp by LA-based Peter Shire, one of only two (2) Americans who participated in the original 1981 Memphis experiment (Michael Graves was the other). The J...
Post Modern Iron Seat Group, 20th Century
Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Chairs
Iron
Six-part seat group consisting of a two-seat, two broader chairs in green and two smaller chairs in beige and violet as well as a bench. The unusual design using asymmetrical iron ro...
1980s Brass and Chrome Console Table, Pedestal ...
Vintage 1980s Belgian Hollywood Regency Console Tables
Brass, Chrome, Glass
Impressive vintage console table, Pied de Stal, pedestals, model. Brass and chrome console made by the Belgian Company Belgo Chrome in the 1980s. With original thick glass tablet. ...
Pair of Constructivist Chairs, from Costea Cov...
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld , Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Vintage 1980s French Brutalist Armchairs
Birch
Exceptional pair of wooden constructivist armchairs very refined with beautiful finishes and full of details to discover from Costea Covamaad. Outside of all expectations, the seats...

Bay Table Lamp

By Ettore Sottsass
Bay Table Lamp
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps
Crystal, Plexiglass
The Bay table lamp is a breathtaking masterpiece by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis (1983). Fabricated from tiers of colored perspex plastic & colored and whitened crystal glass, this wo...
Mars Sofa by Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti
Garouste and Bonetti
Vintage 1980s French Sofas
Bronze
Wide-shape wood sofa upholstered with a grey blue velvet. Quilted fittings. Legs terminating with bronze feet tips. Surmounted with gilt bronze Baroque element. Model created in 1989.
Morris Brose Modern Bronze Model Doors of Detro...
Vintage 1980s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Modern bronze sculpted model doors designed in the 1980s by Polish-American artist and sculptor Morris Brose (1914-2000) for the Holocaust Memorial Center in Detroit. The piece is a ...
Sculptural Bamboo Dining Table by Antonio “Budj...
Budji Layug
Vintage 1980s Organic Modern Dining Room Tables
Bamboo
Sculptural dining table features large-scale bamboo designed by noted Filipino designer Antonio “Budji” Layug. Glass top measures 1" thick and 54" in diameter. Base measures 30" in d...

Nikko Cabinet

By Shiro Kuramata
Nikko Cabinet
Shiro Kuramata
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Cabinets
Metal
The Nikko cabinet by Shiro Kuramata for Memphis (1982) The Nikko is a tall, sculptural work that Kuramata envisioned as his response to & love of the B-rated American Sci-Fi movie...
Angelo Mangiarotti Style Travertine Marble Oval...
Angelo Mangiarotti
Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Travertine, Marble
Angelo Mangiarotti style travertine marble oval dining table.      
Karl Springer Round Large Saturn Mirror
Karl Springer
Vintage 1980s American Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror
Karl Springer large round Saturn beveled mirror.   
Ivory Pedestal and Side Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Pedestals
Hardwood
The ivory pedestal is (in my mind) the accompaniment to Sottsass' TARTAR Cubist-like sideboard --- a visual attempt to show each elevation/plain as though it were 3-D rather than a f...
Serge Poliakoff Carpet, Blue and Green Composition
Serge Poliakoff
Vintage 1980s French Modern Western European Rugs
Wool
Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969) Blue and green composition made by the Gallery art surface, circa 1980. Size: 330 cm x 240 cm Woven signature on the back of the carpet. GALERIE HAD...

Cream End Table

By Ettore Sottsass
Cream End Table
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables
Laminate
The Cream end table by Ettore Sottsass for MEMPHIS (1984) is a rare example of the designer's play/riff on minimalism of course he just can't help himself and adjoins it with softene...
Art Glass Sculpture by Drew Smith, 1980
Vintage 1980s American Abstract Sculptures
Glass
An all glass sculpture by master glass artist Drew Smith. Quite interesting, a liquid seems to spill from the broken box onto a lower surface. Smith graduated with his B.A. from A...
Armchairs by Mario Botta Italy 1985, Set of Six
Mario Botta
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs
Sheet Metal
The set of six chairs were designed by Maria Botta 198, Italy and executed by Alias, Italy. The tube steel frame contact the perforated black sheet metal seat and back and forms s...
Persian Vintage Oriental Rugs, Red Rug, Persian...
Vintage 1980s Persian Mid-Century Modern Persian Rugs
Wool, Cotton, Organic Material
Colored vintage Persian carpets and rugs have produced from old oriental rugs of at least 20-50 years of age. Each woven rug is carefully selected and undergoes a unique process of c...
Mid-Century Leather Chaise Longue by Antonio Ci...
Antonio Citterio
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Leather
1982 Antonio Citterio for B&B. Leather upholstered chaise longue 'Baisity'. Base wrapped in black leather over sturdy steel frame with two upholstered loose cushions in black leather...
Gorgeous Restored Raffia Cabinet by Harrison-Va...
Harrison Van-Horn
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Raffia, Lucite, Hardwood
A fabulous restored vintage cabinet from the boutique production of Harrison-Van Horn, circa 1980. Stunning, expertly crafted case design with a stylish Pagoda top detail. The piece ...
"Park Lane" Coffee Table by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Plastic, Fiberglass, Marble
A magnificent example of the "high/low" material concept that consumed Ettore Sottsass and the other Memphis designers in the early years of the collective. In this case --- beaut...
Multicolored Murano Glass Discs Chandelier 1980s
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Multicolored Murano glass discs chandelier, brass structure.
Pair of Art Deco Style Mohair Velvet Lounge Cha...
Vintage 1980s Art Deco Lounge Chairs
Leather, Mohair, Wood
Pair of Art Deco style lounge chairs. The chairs have leather trim and are upholstered in mohair velvet. Style of Jean Michel Frank. Wood legs.
Vintage Italian Murano Signed Cenedese Scavo Ce...
Cenedese
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Glass
Blown Glass
This absolutely gorgeous and monumental signed Italian Murano Cenedese sculptural handblown glass centre piece bowl is of the scavo technique. It is from the 1980s. The luscious colo...

Roma Chair

By Marco Zanini
Roma Chair
Marco Zanini
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs
Fiberglass
The Roma fiberglass chair by Marco Zanini for MEMPHIS (1986). This exotic chair (throne) is a radical MEMPHIS experiment with an unorthodox material created by Marco Zanini, one o...
White Painted Tassel Chandelier, circa 1980s
Vintage 1980s Chandeliers and Pendants
White painted tassel chandelier, circa 1980s.
Pair of Vintage Antique Brass Finish Laura Ashl...
Laura Ashley
Vintage 1980s European Neoclassical Table Lamps
Silk, Brass
Pair of vintage antique brass finish Laura Ashley home with silk shades brass finish Laura Ashley home with pleated silk shades, brass fittings and harps.

Madison Floor Lamp

By Aldo Cibic
Madison Floor Lamp
Aldo Cibic
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
Madison floor lamp (Torchère) by Aldo Cibic for Memphis (1983). A rare floor lamp from the 3rd Memphis collection of 1983. With a built-in dimmer at its center and a top lighting so...
20th Century Italian Design Louis XV Style Pair...
Vintage 1980s Italian Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood
Rare and beautiful pair of Louis XV style dresser completely covered in horse hair. Italian design attributable to the 1980s. Curly golden bronzes as decoration. The shape is moved a...
Lucite Stalagmite Dining Table in the Manner of...
Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Tables
Lucite
Sculptural Lucite dining table mimicking stalagmites with glass top, circa 1979. Lucite in excellent condition, free from scratches or discoloration. Glass top has surface scratches....
Colorful Pop Art Painted Telephone Booth Sculpt...
Vintage 1980s American Abstract Sculptures
Whimsical pop art painted sculpture of a telephone booth, signed Mark Clark, 1981. All four sides and top are painted on this mitered constructed box. A wonderful piece!
"Flamingo" Side Table by Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables
Steel, Wood, Lacquer
Michele De Lucchi was a principal member of the Italian radical groups Alchymia and Memphis. This elegant table, created for Memphis in 1984, is one of a series of four which use ...
Ron Arad Rover Lounge Leather Recliner Chair
Ron Arad
Vintage 1980s British Modern Lounge Chairs
Tubular steel. Reclined it is 40" deep.
Bel Air Armchair by Peter Shire
Peter Shire
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs
Wool
The Bel Air armchair, designed in 1982 for the second historic Memphis exhibition, is by radical Southern California iconoclast Peter Shire. With its "beachball"-like corner sculptur...
American Modern Parchment/ Leather/ Bronze Dry ...
Maitland Smith
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Leather
The piece overall in leather and parchment with fine gold embossing, the perimeter of the piece with applied bronze mouts with overall Greek key motif. The upper section with two doo...
Italian Bernini Wood Sideboard in Dark American...
Bernini, Franco Poli
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Silver Leaf, Wood, Walnut
"SIX feet hight" sideboard is one of the three items of " Six " collection by Bernini. It revives in a modern way an object of typology for dining room, which marked a positive and ...
Hermes Leather Briefcase, Sac à Dépêches
Hermès
Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Brass, Leather
Original Hermès 'Sac à Dépêches' briefcase, made in France for Bonwit Teller, circa 1980s. Sliding locker fastener on flap with three interior pockets, includes original keys. Perfec...
"Diva" Wall Mirror by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Laminate
No one but Ettore Sottsass could've designed such a sexy mirror -- his deep love of women, their psyches, their erotic natures, their beauty. Quasi-deco in manner, yet embellished...
Six-Light Italian Gilt Wood and Metal Chandelier
Unknown
Vintage 1980s Italian Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Six-light Italian 22-karat giltwood and metal chandelier with acanthus leaf metal detailing and fluted center column.
Butterflies Murano Floor Lamp in Solid Brass
Vintage 1980s Italian Floor Lamps
Floor lamp butterflies Murano with structure in solid brass. Year 1980, master work with colorful butterflies in real Murano glass. Floor lamp presented during a Jean-Paul Gaultie...
"Polar" Side Table by Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi
Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern End Tables
Laminate, Wood
Another quirky anthropomorphic table by Michele De Lucchi, early Memphis trailblazer (looks a little like "Mickey", don't it??). When you think of Memphis, this is truly it!! Brig...
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