Cambi’s Fine Design
Fabio Noli 3 July 2018




102 lots, 1.5 millions in knock-downs and 141% sales




Gio Ponti – a wooden sideboard with four drawers


Following the outstanding results of the Design auction in May, Cambi’s Fine Design auction heldon June 21st did even better, bearing testament to the current excellent trend of this market sector. The auction was met by a large foreign participation, with bidders from 12 countries and 4 continents. Several significant results were registered, such as the “Z” writing desk that was
knocked down at 55,000 euros, an Italian record for a Gabriella Crespi piece, and the oval table with a slate base, an absolute record for an Albini table and second best worldwide result for the artist.



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Gabriella Crespi – “Z” table



Piermaria Scagliola, head of the Design department, states regarding the most recent event he has curated: “We are very pleased with the results of this auction, that validate the international audiences’ consideration of Cambi’s events. These trends show that collectors have a strong interest in pieces that have a definite history, past or origin, pieces in which the designer’s hand is
clearly visible. The audience responded positively to our selection: a substantial offer, including a number of significant collections and pieces shown for the first time, such as the large Franco
Albini dining table.”



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Franco Albini – A large table with a lacquered metal structure and a slate base. One of a kind. Italian production, 1950 ca.



Among the top lots, Albini’s aforementioned oval table has doubled its initial estimate of 40,000-60,000 euros, reaching 90,000 euros. Two gorgeous wooden sideboards by Gio Ponti, sold respectively for 56,250 and 55,000 euros, are also worth noting. The initial estimates of several Albini lots were pulverized, including two blue Cassina production armchairs, estimated at 8,000-
12,000 euros and sold for 52,5000 euros, and a brown sofa and a pair of armchairs, originally designed for Casa C. Milano, that had a starting estimate of 4,000-6,000 euros and 6,000-8,000
euros and were knocked down at 42,5000 and 50,000 euros. A low brass table from Gabriella Crespi’s Plurimi series was also much appreciated, starting with an estimate of 18,000-24,000
euros and sold for 41,250 euros.


“Scultura” low table from the Plurimi series with a brass structure


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