The Design Legacy of Northern Italy

​A curated sale, focusing on Northern Italian design will be presented by Parisian auction house Piasa next month. Through presentation of objects by iconic figures who came to shape the history of Italian modern design, this sale seeks to tell the fascinating story of this seminal chapter in the history of modern design. The sale features the high-quality companies, craftsmen, editors, and designers, who came to shape modern design in Northern Italy during the second half of the 20th century. Among the more intriguing pieces of furniture offered is a desk accompanied by a magazine-rack, designed by Gio Ponti and was first presented at the 1957 Milan Triennale (above). Piero Fornasetti’s baroque world is represented along the legacy of Italian architects Claudio Salocchi and Ettore Sottsass.

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Pierluigi Ghianda

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Ettore Sottsass, Meuble de rangement en pin Edition Pierluigi Ghianda, limitée à 10 exemplaires plus un, 1980

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Gio Ponti, Chair, model 811 for Cassina, 1957

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Gianfranco Frattini, Kioto made by Pierluigi Ghianda Buffet en hêtre, Date de création, 1974

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Ettore Sottsass, Prototype realized by Pierluigi Ghianda for Ettore Sottsass of the Carlton library

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