‘Design’ Auction at Phillips de Pury Features Rare Lighting

NEW YORK—Phillips de Pury’s Design department is having a couple of auctions this week—“Design” and “Design Masters.” Furniture, lighting and distinct home accessories from the “Design” sale have been on exhibit in Chelsea since Dec. 7. Today is the last day to view the rare items before the Dec. 14 auction.

The lighting stands out among the 152 lots. A pair of mid-century Gio Ponti ceiling fixtures are like an illuminated installation and several of the pendant lights are essentially hanging sculptures.

All photos by Arts Observer


In background on wall, pair of ceiling lights, circa 1955 by Gio Ponti.


“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend I,” circa 2009, a large ceiling light by Matali Crasset.


Pair of chandeliers, 1971, from Cinema Mediolanum, Milan, by Studio BBPR – Gian Luigi.


Set of six sconce-style light fixtures, model no. 413, circa 1931-1935 by Venini.


Rare and early ceiling light, model no. 2070, circa 1959 by Gino Sarfatti.


“Sputnik,” circa 1950s, ceiling light by Gino Sarfatti.

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