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Monday, September 29, 2014

4676 Portariviste | Giotto Stoppino | Kartell, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

An update to my post of December 21, 2009, the 4 compartment Portariviste (4676) by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell.  It has been a long time since I’ve found this rack in a new color, but here is one in blue-green, almost seafoam green.

eBay item 271612935009 ended September 28, 2014 at 00:54:31 PDT (Australia).  Five bidders placed 14 bids for the magazine rack, which sold for AU$59.00 (US$51.78).

Blue green seafoam 4676 Portariviste magazine rack by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell ItalyBlue green seafoam 4676 Portariviste magazine rack by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell Italy topBlue green seafoam 4676 Portariviste magazine rack by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell Italy 2Blue green seafoam 4676 Portariviste magazine rack by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell Italy side


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Progressione di Tre sculpture | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1959

Progressione di Tre translates to “Progression of Three.”  This sculpture, in its original box with the cubes individually wrapped, is in excellent condition.  Described as, “Conditions are perfect considering the age: no chips, no cracks, even edges and corners are undamaged.”  The container and sculpture is similar to the Relazione di Quattro (Relationship of Four) sculpture I posted about on December 16, 2009.

A Progressione di Tre sculpture was previously sold for a hammer price of €800  at the February 15, 2011 Quittenbaum auction “Design – ‘La Dolce Vita’.   The presale estimate was €800 to 1,000.

Progressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cubesProgressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 wrapped cubes with box

The Progressione di Tre sculpture by Enzo Mari for Danese.  Above: Each of the three cubes.  Below:  The three cubes, wrapped, in their original box.

Progressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cubes eBay final bid screen

eBay final bid screenshot for the Progressione di Tre sculpture by Enzo Mari for Danese.

eBay item 221553248049 sold September 26, 2014 at 05:16:19 PDT (Germany).  Four bidders placed 5 bids for the Enzo Mari sculpture, and the sculpture sold for €686.00 ($870.95).  Condition and rarity make this an investment piece.

Progressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cubes boxProgressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cubes in box

Progressione di Tre sculpture by Enzo Mari for Danese, box and inside their container.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a sculpture such as this on eBay.    Each of the three cubes measures 4cm on an edge and features a steel cube in different orientations embedded inside a larger resin cube.

If you have information about this piece or any other cubes designed by Mari, please share it in the comments below!

Progressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cube detail 1 Progressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cube detail 2 Progressione di Tre sculpture, Enzo Mari for Danese 1959 cube detail 3

The three individual cubes in the Progressione di Tre sculpture by Enzo Mari for Danese.


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Poly Plex wall storage organizer

While this particular item is unmarked, its look and its back indicate that it is a Poly Plex wall organizer, similar to this one, which is oriented differently.  Here is a vintage purple plastic wall organizer that measures 18” by 12-3/4”.

This wall organizer is in the style of the UTEN.SILO and Wall-All by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  Click to be taken to the UTEN.SILO I, UTEN.SILO II, or Wall-All III.

This wall organizer is clearly designed for the bathroom, and features a mirror, three identical pockets, and a towel bar.  The Lucite bar is too tight to the frame to hold a towel, though.

eBay item 271599145027 (United States) did not sell at $195.

Poly Plex purple storage bar and mirror frontPoly Plex purple storage bar and mirror back


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