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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

yellow plastic accordion clothes hanger

Here is a pair of ten peg, yellow plastic accordion clothes hangers.  Neat item.  Don’t know a thing about them, but if you do, please comment below.

eBay item 190631758414 ends January 31, 2012 at 19:36:47 PST (United States).

yellow plastic clothes hanger


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Monday, January 30, 2012

Centopiedi bed | Pietro Salmoiraghi and Antonio Locatelli | Kartell, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

Designed by Antonio Locatelli and Pietro Salmoiraghi (Studio PRO) in 1972 for Kartell, Italy, this is the extraordinarily rare Centopiedi bed that was only produced from 1972 through 1977.  Designed as a single bed that could be folded in half with the addition of plastic hinges on the in ABS, Centopiedi was available in white or black.  It's a fabulous design that features twelve integrated hollow, rounded cylinders (six on each platform) that function as support for the overall platform itself.  While this bed does have some condition issues, they don’t interfere with the function of the bed. 

For more information about the Centopiedi bed, check out my post from March 6, 2009.

eBay item 270900619982, buy it now, ends February 1, 2012 at 19:10:19 PST (United States).

centopeidi bedcentopeidi bed imprint


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Portariviste | Rodolfo Bonetto | Unknown maker | 1969 | UPDATE

Rodolfo Bonetto Portariviste Rodolfo Bonetto
Bilumen, Italy, 1969

An update to my post of February 6, 2009, the Portariviste by Rodolfo Bonetto for Bilumen. This one is similar to the white pair I posted on February 1, 2010, in that there is no imprint on the bottom.  However, there are two circular in-mold indentations that are not present in the unmarked white pair presented earlier.

Described by the seller as a “1970s magazine holder by Rodolfo Bonetto in brown ABS plastic. Unmarked. Good original vintage condition ready to use. Will make a great addition to a mid century modern, space age decor.”

Bonetto Portariviste, unmarkedBonetto Portariviste, unmarked   Bonetto Portariviste, unmarkedBonetto Portariviste, unmarked

A brown, unmarked Rodolfo Bonetto magazine rack.  Image source:  eBay, user modern_cactus.  Buy it now price is $125 with $9 for shipping.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cosack table lamp

The lampshade of this Cosack table lamp is made of toffee colored plastic with a white inner glazing to maximize light reflection. There is a large circular metallic plate placed on top of the lampshade finished in gold. There are two bulb casings. The lampshade sits on top of a large metallic cylinder, finished in the same gold color, and forming the stem of the lamp. The lampshade is held in place by a decorative screw in the same finish. The heavy base is made of cast iron with a metallic cover with a gold finish. The original black plastic switch is placed on the cord.

The height of the lamp is 24” (61cm), the diameter of the lampshade is 15.8” (40cm), the diameter of base is 9.6” (24.5cm) and the length of the cord is 34” (86cm).

Some damage is present on the lamp, but it has a beautiful form and coloring reminiscent of Guzzini.

eBay item 280809471098 closes January 29, 2012 at 12:50:23 PST (Great Britain).

Cosack table lamp


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Friday, January 27, 2012

white mushroom style modern plastic table lamp

Here’s a great mushroom style table lamp in white.

eBay item 180799206972 closes February 5, 2012 at 01:04:30 PST (Australia).

white mushroom style lamp

I don’t know anything about this lamp, but if you do, please comment below!


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January 23–26, 2012: Shared vintage modern plastic design

I can’t quite manage the Facebook thing, so instead I’m going to post the same way, only on the blog here.  I might get back to it some time but really can’t right now.  I’m still going to label these posts with “shared” and I’ll try to post them while the auction is still live so if you dig it too, you might just place a bid to win!

Here are the items that were shared the week of January 23, 2012: Kartell Giotto Stoppino “4676” Portariviste (Magazine Rack) 1972, Richard Hutten Droog Design “Low Res elephant” stool/lamp, orange and yellow Blessing tulip clock, and the Harvey Guzzini “Bud Grande” pendant lamp.

Monday, January 23, 2012:  Kartell Giotto Stoppino “4676” Portariviste (Magazine Rack) 1972

Kartell Giotto Stoppino 4676 Magazine rack

Kartell Giotto Stoppino 4676 Magazine rack

Tuesday, January 24, 2012:  Richard Hutten Droog Design “Low Res elephant” stool/lamp

Low Res elephant

Wednesday, January 25, 2012:  orange and yellow Blessing tulip clock

Blessing tulip clock     Blessing tulip clock     Blessing tulip clock

Thursday, January 26, 2012:  Harvey Guzzini “Bud Grande” pendant lamp

Guzzini Bud Grande pendant lamp


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In Attesa wastebasket | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1970 | UPDATE

Enzo Mari In Attesa wastebasketEnzo Mari
Danese, Italy, 1970

An update to my post of September 11, 2009, the In Attesa wastebasket by Enzo Mari for Danese.  This yellow example sold at best offer for $50 with $18.95 for shipping, and before I could post it to FB!  And to think I was going to do an all yellow week.

Enzo Mari In Attesa, yellow     Enzo Mari In Attesa, yellow

Enzo Mari In Attesa, yellow imprint

This In Attesa was sold from Elmhurst, Illinois.  Described by the seller as being in very nice condition with minor nicks and scrapes.


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tortiglione vase | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1969 | UPDATE

An update to my post of October 21, 2009, the Tortiglione (3083 B) vase by Enzo Mari for Danese.  This is the first time I’ve seen one of these for sale on eBay.  It is the larger size vase in yellow ochre.  The vase is 36cm in height and 25cm in diameter at the widest point. 

Enzo Mari Tortiglione vaseTortiglione vase, shown next to a pack of cigarettes to get an idea of scale.

 Enzo Mari Tortiglione vase, stamped disc signature

Metal disc signature on bottom of Tortiglione vase.

Enzo Mari Tortiglione vase eBay auction end screenshot

eBay final bid screenshot for Enzo Mari Tortiglione vase.

The sale concluded with another impressive auction result for one of Mari’s works.  There have been quite a few lately. There were 10 bidders who placed 19 bids for this Tortiglione vase.  The vase sold for €1065.00 (approximately $1375.98) on 1/22/2012 from France.


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January 16–22, 2012: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Like Object Plastic on Facebook to get a daily dose of modern and vintage plastic design!  Here are the items that were shared the week of January 16, 2012: Diehl acrylic and chrome wall clock, red and white Harvey Guzzini table lamp, Tranbon model TE-2005 telephone, Ingrid “Snax” mugs and trays, Scandia by Beacon lazy Susan, Smith Metal Arts “Radius One” stacking ashtrays by William Sklaroff, and an acrylic infinity lamp style coffee table.

Monday, January 16, 2012:  Diehl acrylic and chrome wall clock

Diehl wall clock

Tuesday, January 17, 2012:  red and white Harvey Guzzini table lamp

red and white Guzzini lamp

red and white Guzzini lamp

Wednesday, January 18, 2012:  Tranbon model TE-2005 telephone

Tranbon TE-2005 telephone

Tranbon TE-2005 telephone

Thursday, January 19, 2012:  Ingrid “Snax” mugs and trays

Ingrid Snax mugs and trays

Friday, January 20, 2012:  Scandia by Beacon lazy Susan

Scandia by Beacon lazy Susan

Scandia by Beacon lazy Susan     Scandia by Beacon lazy Susan

Saturday, January 21, 2012:  Buffalo, New York Smith Metal Arts “Radius One” stacking ashtrays by William Sklaroff

Radius One ashtray

Radius One ashtray white imprint   Radius One ashtray red imprint   Radius One ashtray blue imprint

Sunday, January 22, 2012:  acrylic infinity lamp style coffee table

acrylic infinity lamp style coffee table, off     acrylic infinity lamp style coffee table, on


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Variazioni Tematiche sculpture | Enzo, Mari | Danese, Italy | 1959

Enzo Mari Variazioni Tematiche sculptureVariazioni Tematiche sculpture
Enzo Mari
Danese, Italy, 1959

I am a big fan of the work of Enzo Mari.  Sometimes, his pieces are simple and elegant.  Sometimes they refer back to earlier periods of design but with a new-found freshness.  Sometimes, they are ahead of their time.  Ahead of its time is the case with Mari’s Variazioni Tematiche, which translates to “Variations on a theme.”

Variazioni Tematiche

In this case, the theme is a series of spheres, ribboned in green and embedded in acrylic.  The sculpture is from a series of work undertaken by Enzo Mari that investigated spherical forms encased in transparent cubes. Previously, I posted about the Relazione di Quattro sculpture. The Variazioni Tematiche is 8cm tall by 8cm wide and 4cm deep.

Variazioni TematicheVariazioni Tematiche

The Variazioni Tematiche sculpture above sold on eBay on 1/9/2012, attracted four bidders and four bids, and sold for €657 (approximately $832).  Condition was described as “perfect considering the age: no chips, no cracks, even edges and corners are undamaged.” It certainly is a remarkable and rare art edition for collectors.

Variazioni Tematiche, signatureVariazioni Tematiche, signature

Above top:  The Variazioni Tematiche is signed with the Danese logo on one side.  Bottom:  Close up view of the signature.

eBay final bid screenshot Enzo Mari Variazioni Tematiche sculpture

eBay final bid screenshot for the Variazioni Tematiche sculpture.

Special thanks to V.S. for providing me these pictures to share.


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 9–15, 2012: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Like Object Plastic on Facebook to get a daily dose of modern and vintage plastic design!  Here are the items that were shared the week of January 9, 2012: Soundesign humidifier, wine rack, Thilo Oerke Rosita “Vision 2000” hifi equipment, Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket, Alessi Enzo Mari “Titanic” juicer, Paper Mate “Desk Mate” calendar and the C&B Italia Mario Bellini “Amanta” table.

Monday, January 9, 2012:  Soundesign humidifier

Soundesign humidifier

Tuesday, January 10, 2012:  Wine rack

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012:  Thilo Oerke Rosita “Vision 2000” hifi equipment

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Thursday, January 12, 2012:  ice bucket stamped on the bottom “Colony, a Lancaster Colony Company Design Nicholas Angelakos Pat. No. 218,697” (1970)

Nicholas Angelakos ice bucket

Friday, January 13, 2012:  Alessi Enzo Mari “Titanic” juicer (2000)

Alessi Enzo Mari Titanic juicer

Saturday, January 14, 2012:  Paper Mate “Desk Mate” calendar

Paper Mate Deask Mate calendar     Paper Mate Deask Mate calendar

Sunday, January 15, 2012:  C&B Italia Mario Bellini “Amanta” table

Mario Bellini Amanta Table    Mario Bellini Amanta Table


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