Marco Zanini b. 1954

Marco Zanini was born in Trent in 1954 and studied architecture at the University of Florence. Taking a break from his studies in the late 1970s, Zanini worked for a short time as a designer at Argonaut Company in Los Angeles before settling back in Florence, and working under Ettore Sottsass, who he had met as a student in 1975. Sottsass later invited Zanini to join the Memphis group in 1981 and he contributed iconic designs such as the Dublin sofa, Roma chair and Union shelving unit. Most notable in his diverse body of work however, are his bright, totemic glass and ceramic works which are enduring icons of postmodern design. Today, he teaches design and architecture at various universities throughout the world.

Auction Results Marco Zanini

MARCO ZANINI, Amazon cabinet | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Amazon cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125
MARCO ZANINI, collection of four vessels | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

collection of four vessels

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $7,500
MARCO ZANINI, Dublin sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Dublin sofa

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $4,200
MARCO ZANINI, Dublin sofa | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Dublin sofa

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,063
MARCO ZANINI, Alpha Centauri vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Alpha Centauri vase

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,750
MARCO ZANINI, Colorado teapot | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Colorado teapot

estimate: $700–900
result: $2,250
MARCO ZANINI, Roma chair | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Roma chair

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875
MARCO ZANINI, Tanganyka vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Tanganyka vase

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,875
MARCO ZANINI, Baykal vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Baykal vase

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,875
MARCO ZANINI, Altair vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Altair vase

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,500
MARCO ZANINI, Matsu vessel | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Matsu vessel

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,375
MARCO ZANINI, tableware collection | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

tableware collection

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,375
MARCO ZANINI, Colorado teapot | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Colorado teapot

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,200
MARCO ZANINI, Cassiopeia vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Cassiopeia vase

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,188
MARCO ZANINI, Rigel jar | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Rigel jar

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,125
MARCO ZANINI, Sepik teapot | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Sepik teapot

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,125
MARCO ZANINI, Victoria vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Victoria vase

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,063
MARCO ZANINI, Broccoli bowl | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Broccoli bowl

estimate: $400–600
result: $1,000
MARCO ZANINI, Rossella ceiling lamp | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Rossella ceiling lamp

estimate: $500–700
result: $1,000
MARCO ZANINI, centerpiece vase | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

centerpiece vase

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $936
MARCO ZANINI, Beltegeuse glasses, set of four | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Beltegeuse glasses, set of four

estimate: $500–700
result: $563
MARCO ZANINI, Morgana necklace | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Morgana necklace

estimate: $100–150
result: $500
MARCO ZANINI, Oreliana brooch | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Oreliana brooch

estimate: $100–150
result: $282
MARCO ZANINI, collection of four vases | wright20.com

Marco Zanini

collection of four vases

estimate: $5,000–7,000