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  • MEMPHIS "PLAZA" Woman's Vanity by Michael Graves 'Design: 1981'
    By Michael Graves (b.1934)
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Probably one of the rarest & most important works of late-20th century art furniture ever created!! In particular, an absolute tour-de-force by Michael Graves --- the greatest Postmodernist Architect of the 20th century! In terms of form and composition, one could liken it to many of Graves' buildings (Humana Tower, Louisville; Portland Municipal Building, Portland, Oregon; Government of the Netherlands Congress Bldg; etc. The Plaza vanity and stool is a true Museum-piece with pivoting brass-rimmed silvered mirror, hand-matched bird's-eye maple, lacquered wood (in his archetypal color palette of grayish-teal), mirrored "Busby Berkley-ish perfume shelves, brass and elegant light blue-gray velvet upholstery. Only approx. 40 units ever made. Will be sold with original provenance...
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    Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dressers

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  • Two "Imperial" Cabinets by Shiro Kuramata
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    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    The notion of the container and the secrecy that can abound from it was an important preoccupation for the stellar Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata --- perhaps because he grew out of...
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    Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Cabinets

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  • "D'Antibes" Cabinet by George Sowden
    By George Sowden
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    The "D'Antibes" cabinet was designed by George Sowden (UK), one of the early members of the Memphis collective and husband to Nathalie du Pasquier (thus explaining her influence, vis-a-vis the silkscreened decorations on the cabinet's sides. George early on thought of it as a medicine cabinet, an apothecary vitrine or just a small bookcase. In my first great apartment on the Detroit River, it was my towel...
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    Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Cupboards

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    Wood

  • "Lodge" Sideboard, Rare by Martine Bedin
    By Martine Bedin
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    This extremely rare cabinet by Martine Bedin, one of the early Memphis practitioners, was emblematic of the collective's fascination with HPL laminates. Secret shelves and drawers, t...
    Category

    Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Console Tables

    Materials

    Metal

  • Bel Air Armchair by Peter Shire
    By Peter Shire
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    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...
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    Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

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  • Carlton Miniature / 1:4 Scale by Ettore Sottsass
    By Ettore Sottsass
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Designed by Ettore Sottsass himself after his iconic full-scale object, the Carlton cabinet. Perfect reproduction of the Carlton bookcase. The vivid colors and seemingly random interplay of solids and voids suggest AvantGarde painting...
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    1990s Italian Post-Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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    Laminate, Wood

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  • Stunning Restored Hand-Carved Mahogany Commode by Michael Taylor
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