Live Virtual Auction, 27 June 2022

About the Session

Proceeds from the sale of lots 33 to 54 in this session will benefit The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation.

“The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation was created to allow us to share our love of adventure writing with the world. Over the years, we have travelled together through Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and in every country and culture we have found storytellers weaving tales of adventure. The foundation’s aim is to open a space for these writers, young and old, from across the globe, to shine. The first stage of our mission will be to award an annual prize for adventure writing – the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. The next stage will be to reach out to writers and readers across the world, bringing the spirit of adventure into their lives and inspiring them to undertake their own journeys of discovery. More than anything we want the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation to be an organisation that uplifts, inspires and educates.”

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Lot 20
  • A nickel-plated steel mesh 'How High the Moon' armchair designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1986 for Vitra, 1996

Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 90 000
Selling Price
Unsold
Location
Cape Town

About this Item

A nickel-plated steel mesh 'How High the Moon' armchair designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1986 for Vitra, 1996


this chair has been powder coated

Provenance

This chair was used at a Vitra event in 1996 in Cape Town, with VIP guests taking the opportunity to be photographed in the chair.

Brought into South Africa by the Vitra agent in 1996.


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