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Decorative Arts and Design

The results obtained in the first semester of 2018 by Wannenes’ department of Design confirmed its reinforced international consensus: the sales totalled 1,176,149 euro (72.2% of lots sold and 151.5% in terms of value). A set of armchairs by Gio Ponti and Giulio Minoletti made for the train ETR 300 “Settebello”, made by Breda in 1952, of which only 190 items were produced, were sold for 32,500 euro. A fitted wall by Gio Ponti from the 1940s was sold for 25,000 euro and a table, always by Ponti, made for the dining room of the motorboat Conta Grande in the 1950s reached 22,500 euro. A Stilnovo hanging lamp, 1950s, in brass and acid-etched glass, sold for 20,000 euro stood out. It is also worth mentioning a set of armchairs by Gastone Rinaldi, DU 50 model, made for Rima in 1954, in painted metal and padded velvet, which changed its owner, which was sold for 16,250 euro. Finally, a rare hanging lamp by Max Ingrand made for Fontana Arte in 1956 in brass, methacrylate and bent, coloured and cut-crystal was sold for 16,250 euro too.