Golgotha Chair by Gaetano Pesce

Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($22,740 – $30,320)

Sale 7838 20th Century Decorative Art & Design 21 April 2010 London, King Street

GAETANO PESCE (B. 1939)
GOLGOTHA CHAIR, 1972
limited prototypic production by Bracciodiferro SRL., Dacron-filled and resin soaked fibreglass cloth
39½ in. (100 cm.) high; 18¼ in. (46.5 cm.) wide; 66 in. (26 cm.) deep
ink stamp to underside Golgotha Gaetano Pesce Prodotta Da Bracciodiferro SRL

Provenance
Alessandro Mendini, Italy; Galleria Colombari, Milan; Private Collection, France; Wright, Utopia, Lost and Found, Works from an Important Private Collection, 1st April 2008, Lot 810; Private Collection, Europe

Lot Notes
Fashioned from a rectangular panel of fibreglass cloth, the form of the chair is determined by the actions of the individual production operator. The supple resin-impregnated cloth is suspended from wires or cables to suggest the basic form of the chair, whilst the impression of the seat itself is determined by the contours of the operative's own body. The mass then hardens to an individually-determined form. Bracciodiferro was a studio product line of Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina, responsible for a brief series of objects intended to underscore the contradictions between designers and industry.

via Christie’s.

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