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  • PIASA will continue to chart the history of ceramics on 12 April 2018, when nearly 80 unique works by Milan’s Guido De Zan will be offered during the sale of Italian Design. The pieces come from De Zan’s personal collection, and form the first part of the auction.

  • Paris, February 2018 – PIASA’s first auction of Scandinavian Design in 2018, on February 15, yielded a total of €2.1 million. This new sale devoted to the Nordic creativity, replete with big-name masterpieces, confirms PIASA as leaders on the Design market.

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Italian Design tribute to Pierluigi Ghianda l march 17, 2016 - 6pm

PIASA’s sale of Italian Design on Thursday 17 March features works by such leading names as Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, BBPR, Ignazio Gardella, Ico Parisi and Max Ingrand – alongs with a section devoted to star furniture-designer Pierluigi Ghianda.


Italian Design

With its plethora of high-quality companies, craftsmen, editors and designers, Northern Italy became the nerve-centre for Design during the second half of the 20th century. The auction retraces the history of Italian Design from this period through a selection of works by its most iconic figures.

Gio Ponti (1891-1979), the godfather of Italy’s post-war Design renaissance, is represented by an unusual Modernist desk in natural and lacquered wood, complete with magazine-rack (est. €55,000-75,000) – typical of the ingenious Ponti style in both its sharp-edged geometry, spatial economy and ingenious wall-unit. The desk was first made in plain wood before appearing in a coloured version three years later, at the celebrated Milan Triennale of 1957.

Piero Fornasetti (1913-88), subject of a major retrospective at the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 2015, is a key name on the Italian artistic scene. His zany baroque world is represented here by two chairs that embody the whimsy and charm of Italian culture (€1500-2300 / €2000-3000).

The architect Claudio Salocchi (born 1939), a leading apostle of an all-embracing creative approach to interior design, is represented by a remarkable destructured bookcase in lacquered wood and Brazilian rosewood (est. €15,000-20,000). Salocchi’s work, with its fragmented forms that stretch out and extend in a centrifugal manner, exudes true expressive mastery.