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Lot 16: Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991

685: The Paddle8 Pad: Objects of Design

by Auctionata AG

November 30, 2016

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
  • Philip Michael Wolfson, Pair of Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
   
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Description: Philip Michael Wolfson (American, b.1958)
A Pair of Prototype Mini ‘Origami’ Chairs, 1991
Patinated steel
Two prototypes (left & right), for an edition of 8 for both left and right
67 x 40 x 40 cm (26.4 x 15.7 x 15.7 in)
Provenance: Philip Michael Wolfson, London, UK
Exhibited: 'Super Design', No. 1, The Piazza, London, 9 October-14 October 2007.
Literature: For the full-size version see, Robert Klanten, et al., eds., Desire: The Shape of Things to Come, Berlin, 2008, p.86, fig.1.
For the full-size version see, Suzanne Trocme, The New Classics, Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2002.
For the full-size gilded version see, Judith Gura, Design After Modernism, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002.

With this series of works, the formal concept is derived from the dynamics of landscape formations and creation; where geological references to tectonic layering and movement, spatial overlap, penetration of layers and juxtaposition create a collision - static versus dynamic forces. This is a functional and sculptural approach to design.

Another prototype from the full-size series of the ‘Origami’ chair appeared in at auction in 2011 with Phillips (Phillips, London, Design, 7 April 2016, lot 68).

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