Nova Ars showcases classic Italian designs in Nov. 7 auction

Italian designs

Silvio Cavatorta, two night tables of wood, brass and steel, circa 1950. Estimate: €1,500-€1,600. Nova Ars image


ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars Auction will offer an interesting collection of decorative arts of the 20th century in an online-only auction  Tuesday, Nov. 7. The auction consists of more than 100 lots of ceramic and glass items, furniture, lamps and chandeliers, with many objects made in Italy. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Topping the highlights is a pair of Silvio Cavatorta standing night tables (above) from the 1950s. Constructed of wood, brass and steel, the tables are expected to sell for €1,500-€1,600 ($1,747-$1,864).

A set of four Gastone Rinaldi “Pan Am” chairs by RIMA is estimated at €1,200,00-€1,500. The chromed metal chairs (below) retain their original cognac colored leather upholstery.


Italian designs

Set of four club chairs, model ‘Pan Am’ designed by Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, circa 1960 chromed metal with original cognac colored leather upholstery. Estimates: €1,200,00-€1,500. Nova Ars image


Architect Marco Zanuso (1916-2001) was a leading player of Milan’s postwar generation of designers and excelled in seating. One of his Lambda chairs by Gavina, circa 1964, is presented in this auction with a €1,000-€1,200 estimate.


Italian designs

Marco Zanuso, model Lambda chair produced by Gavina in Italy, 1964. Estimate: €1,000-€1,200. Nova Ars image


A Carlo Nason table lamp composed of three Murano glass elements is a testament to the space age. The lamp measures 12 inches high by 18.4 inches in diameter (est. €1,200-€1,500.)


Italian designs

Carlo Nason, Mazzega, blown glass lamp, Murano, Italy, 12in. high. Estimate: €1,200-€1,500. Nova Ars image


Luciano Nustrini’s award-winning Poltronova stool of curved plywood and steel, circa 1957, has an €800–€1,000.


Italian designs

Luciano Nustrini for Poltronova, stool of curved plywood and steel, 1957. Estimate: €800–€1,000. Nova Ars image


For details contact Valeria Valles at Nova Ars:, or telephone
+39 328 9667353.