Monaco. Sotheby's. Dimanche 13 Octobre 1991. Paper-covered pictorial boards. Unpaginated [c. 60 pages]. 133 lots illustrated in colour. 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"). .5kg. . French, with some English translation. Fine; a well-preserved, clean copy.
The catalogue for the important sale of Karl Lagerfeld's collection of Memphis furniture and objects. Lagerfeld had built up the collection during the 1980s in order to furnish his modern apartment in Monte Carlo. He calls Memphis the "Art Deco of the '80s". When he sold the apartment he decided to sell the collection. All the main Memphis designers are included - Ettore Sottsass, Michele De Lucchi, Martine Bedin, Matteo Thun, Marco Zanini, Masanori Umeda, George James Sowden, Peter Shire, Aldo Cibic. The pieces include chairs, tables, cabinets, shelves, lights, teapots, clocks, televisions, etc. The text includes quotes from Lagerfeld, Barbara Radice, Ettore Sottsass and Frederique Huygen, and a bibliography. The illustration pages and boards are covered with a memphis pattern.