A good success also for the last sale of the first semester of this year, the Design Auction held on 25 June. About 995,000 euros, with more than 50% of the catalogue sold by lot and 75% in value, confirm Cambi as  the first Auction House in Italy in this field, surpassing the good result already reached last December.A strong presence of foreign buyers both on the phone and online, and with someone also in the room, which bought almost 80% of the lots. The main countries of provenance were France, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Finland, Ireland, the UK, Spain and the USA, to end with some participant from Russia, Middle and Far East.Among the best sales are the small tables signed by Gabriella Crespi that, after a fight among more than 10 phones and web offers, were sold for 37,200 euros and 41,000 euros, tripling their initial estimate.One of the first lots of the catalogue, including a chair and a writing desk by Carlo Bugatti, always appreciated abroad, was sold for 37,200 euros, while the lots 327 and 333 – two rare sideboards by Ettore Sottsass – reached 22,500 and 23,600 euros starting respectively from 10,000-12,000 and 8,000-10,000 euros, doubling their initial estimate. Pietro Chiesa was the author of one of the most admired lot – 346, an important tubular brass chandelier –, that reached 33,500 euros, while the hanging lamp by Venini (lot 24), from an estimate of 3,500-3,800, overcame 10,000 euros.

A comment by the expert 
Piermaria Scagliola: 

“The Design Auction confirmed the Italian leadership of Cambi Auction House in the field and highlighted an extremely positive fact for the market, which is the growing interest of privates and professionals of the market and not only of well-known merchants and collectors. And this is a good sign in terms of differentiation possibilities. Most classic objects such as those by Fontana Arte, Arteluce, Bugatti and Sottsass, keep reaching good results as in the past auctions while the works by Marzio Cecchi and Gabriella Crespi showed a remarkable increase in the sales, confirming a global trend, which sees, especially for Gabriella Crespi, works champion of researches and passionate competition.”