Heavy metal braces Phillips de Pury’s design auction Oct. 15
Ban’s Paper Tower pavilion, fabricated of compressed cardboard tubes and steel fasteners, is consistent with his work in building projects using recycled and sustainable materials. Ban, a pioneer of cardboard structures, erected the pavilion for the benefit of the 2009 London Design Festival. It has a $79-$110,000 estimate.
Another contemporary piece is Pablo Reinoso’s Aluminum Bench, numbered three of eight. Self-produced in France, the steel and aluminum bench has an estimate of $32,000-$47,000.
Harry Bertoia’s monumental sculpture titled Sonambient, is one of the top works in the 135-lot auction. The Italian-born designer and artist created the 15-foot-tall sculpture of beryllium copper and bronze in 1976, two years before his death. It has a $317,000-$396,000 estimate.
Modern furniture classics in the auction include Jean Royere’s circa 1951 Ours Polaire sofa, which is estimated at $158,000-$238,000 and Charlotte Perriand’s circa 1950 wall-mounted bookcase, which has a $127,000-$190,000 estimate.
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