Coming from a family of craftspeople, it is not surprising that Aldo Chale began designing furniture and lamps and he incorporated specimens from his extensive collection of minerals. He used some stones and minerals in their entirety as in this spectacular lamp (circa 1970) mounted with cabonchons of Agathe.
Estimate €12,000-18,000, Artcurial 20 November 2012
Ado Chale’s works have been displayed in several museums – the World Exhibition in Montreal; Musee des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France; Musee Galliera in Paris. His pieces can be found in several important private collections, among them Liliane Bettencourt, British Royalty, and King Saud of Saudi Arabia.
We also loved this original ‘pigeon’ lamp by Francois-Xavier Lalanne (circa 1990)with the body of the bird forming the light. It is in bronze and copper with smoked glass and would look beautiful on a desk.
Estimate €15,000-20,000, Artcurial 20 November 2012
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