The Decorative Arts of the 20th Century and Design Department, opened in 2013, is a leader in the sector among Italian auction houses and an important benchmark for collectors, designers, architects and enthusiasts.
The department has been facing a constant growth in revenues as well as an increase in international bidders and saleroom, phone and online participation, with awards on average exceeding 80% of lots sold.
The careful selection of the works, the traceability of the provenance and the analysis of the historical-archival documentation, are the strategic elements on which the department focuses the selection of the lots, ranging from lighting to seating, from unique pieces to limited editions.
Among the most significant achievements, we mention the group of furniture by Carlo Mollino for Casa M. in Turin and for the “Casa del Sole” in Cervinia, which together reached a total of € 347,500, the “Connubio ferro e vetro” by Umberto Bellotto sold for € 175,000,the “Brick” screen attributed to Eileen Gray for € 93,750 and the “Scottish” vase by Flavio Bianconi sold for € 112,500. Ettore Sottsass, Gio Ponti, Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Ico Parisi, BBPR and Max Ingrand are confirmed as the most valued and attractive authors.
Head of Department
Stefano Andrea Poli
Gaia Barbieri Assistant +39 02 8631425
Lorenza Scubla Assistant +39 02 8631492
16 and 17 June 2022
Viewing: 9, 10, 11 June 2022 (10/13 - 14/18)
20-century Design at Il Ponte, Milan [...] Increasingly popular in the sales dedicated to 20th-century design is the pursuit of unique designer furnishings, fresh on the market, specially-made for clients. Examples are an elegant mahogany and brass sideboard, top lot of a group of furnishings by Guglielmo Ulrich [...] or a series of furnishings and lamps by Luigi Caccia Dominioni.
AD - Architectural Digest | 1 December 2021
... the auction held on 24 and 25 June by Il Ponte in Milan sanctioned the success of Murano glass and radical design: a baluster vase by the Barovier Artists from around 1925, decorated with vertical stripes with red spots on blue background with inclusions of silver leaf and mouth in coral glass paste, has pulverized the estimate of 9-12 thousand euros with an auction of 43,750 and a sofa-island living room model "Safari" by Archizoom Associati for Poltronova from 1967-68 ca, in white painted fiberglass with zebra-striped fabric upholstery, was sold for 35 thousand euros against an estimate of 9-10 thousand. (...)