Marc Newson's Event Horizon table could pull in $350,000

New York auction house Phillips de Pury has announced the dates of the pre-sale viewings for its Design auction. The sale itself will take place on June 9.

Highlights in the auction include two works by the London-based, Australia-born industrial designer Marc Newson.

Newson is particularly well-known of incorporating "biomorphism" into his designs - characterised by smooth flowing lines, translucency and a lack of sharp edges.

An important early work: Pod of Drawers, 1987

Among the top lots in Philips De Pury's sale is his Event Horizon Table from 1992, a unique work crafted from enameled and polished aluminium.

The sculpture-slash-table is an artist's proof from an edition of 10, and the only example to be made with a yellow body.

Measuring 31 ½ x 70 5/8 x 38 inches, the table's edge is impressed with the words "MARC NEWSON EDITION EVENT HORIZON 1992" and a logo of the table's producers Pod Edition, UK.

From the Halsey Minor collection, the Event Horizon Table is estimated at $250,000-350,000.

The one-of-a-kind Event Horizon Table, 1992

If Newson's table isn't "out there" enough, Philips De Pury's sale will also include his important early work, Pod of Drawers, from 1987.

As the name suggests, the work is a pod with a fibreglass-reinforced polyester resin core, covered in blind-riveted sheet aluminium paint. The "Pod" measures 50 3/8 x 27 ½ x 17 ¼ inches.

From an edition of 10, plus two artist's proofs and one prototype, Pod of Drawers will auction with an estimate of $300,000-500,000.

The pre-sale viewings begin tomorrow in New York for collectors eager to see these works up-close, and will continue until the day of the sale.


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