Design auctions at Koller began in 2006 with our first auction entirely dedicated to the Arts of the 20th Century. This sale featured the collection of Marcel Bergeon, a Swiss patron of the arts, whose classic and unique Design pieces and works of art were presented alongside the collection of the heirs of the Daum glassmaking family from Nancy. The popularity of this new department quickly spread, with auctions held annually presenting the classics of international design. Among the most exciting auctions was the 2009 sale of a private collection comprising works by Castiglioni, Eames, Fornasetti, Botta, Stark and especially seven limited edition pieces by Ron Arad – still the largest number of works by this designer ever offered in one auction. Today, Koller’s Design auctions continue to appeal to a broad cross-section of the buying public, from young collectors looking to furnish their homes to more seasoned connoisseurs who appreciate the classic and often unique forms of these works of art, as well as their perfect suitability to our contemporary lifestyle.
CHF 36 500
ELISABETH GAROUSTE & MATTIA BONETTI
CHF 6 600
JEAN LURÇAT (1892 - 1966) TAPESTRY, circa 1960 for Atelier de Portalègre Wool. Signed, bottom right LURCAT. Workshop monogram TMP. 150 x 202 cm.
CHF 9 600
HANS J. WEGNER (1914 - 2007) CLOAKROOM CHAIR, Model "Valet/Bachelor chair No 250", Designed in 1953 for Johanes Hansen Møbelsnedkeri Teak.
CHF 21 600
KAZUYO SEJIMA & RYUE NISHIZAWA (SANAA) (1956) (1966) STOOL, model "Drop Chair", designed in 2005 for 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa Aluminium and tubular steel. H 50 cm. D 58 cm.
CHF 10 800
TERENCE HAROLD ROBSJOHN-GIBBINGS (1905 - 1976) SUITE OF FURNITURE, model "Klismos", designed in 1937, produced by Saridis since 1965 Walnut and leather. Comprising 1 lounger and 2 chairs. Plaques on the frames. Lounger L 205 cm.
CHF 10 800