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LAMA is pleased to announce that unique Ettore Sottsass works from the Max Palevksy estate will be offered in the March 6, 2011 Modern Art & Design auction.
(great podcast here, from the LAMA blog here)
"During the course of his life, Max Palevsky, most noted as a pioneer in the computer industry, amassed an astounding collection of Modernist art and Italian design to adorn his three extraordinary homes in California. In 1984, Palevsky commissioned renowned Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass to redesign the interiors of his Malibu estate. Sottsass, who at the time was mostly unknown in the United States, was a driving force in European design, especially for founding the Memphis Movement in Italy.
Highlights from the Palevsky design collection will include a number of Ettore Sottsass custom designs such as a marble entry table, a custom headboard with built-in nightstands, and a unique marble and steel coffee table. In addition to the Sottsass designs, four Murano glass windows, a selection of Venini glass, a rare Carlo Scarpa vase for Venini, and Alessandro Mendini designs will also be offered for sale."