Important 20th Century Design /25 September 2005


Scott Burton

Hectapod table

USA, 1982
folded nickel-plated steel
20¾ w x 24 d x 20½ h in (53 x 61 x 52 cm)

Straddling the fine line between art and furniture, Burton's table echoes Constructivist compositions in a utilitarian object. This table is formed using a single piece of folded steel with a reveal at the edges creating a juxtaposition of negative and positive space. From the edition of six.

provenance: Private collection, Philadelphia

literature: Scott Burton, Richardson, pg. 23

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $66,000