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: $4,062

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: $1,187

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: $1,062

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, 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: $281

MARCO ZANINI, collection of four vases | Wright20.com

Marco Zanini

collection of four vases
estimate: $5,000–7,000

MARCO ZANINI, Mori Carafe | Wright20.com

Marco Zanini

Mori Carafe
estimate: $3,000–4,000