A large, dusky toned stoneware abstract consisting of two smartly tessellating forms that create a square section of negative space at its centre. This sculpture was previously a highlight of Sir Terence Conran’s (1931 – 2020) private collection. Conran, an inimitable design pioneer and businessman, “did more than anyone to enhance material life in Britain during the second half of the 20th century”, according to The Guardian. These sculptures were on display at Quaglino’s restaurant, one of Conran’s major projects. Quaglino’s was reopened in 1993 and ‘conclusively reshaped the British restaurant scene’. According to rumour, table reservations were traded on the stock exchange, and ashtrays were under constant threat of being stolen.
The sculpture bears the monogram ‘U’, but the authorship is currently uncertain. The sculpture comes in good vintage condition, with some minor scuffing to top and base.
H36cm W36 D13cm