Important Italian Design Collection of Max Palevsky to Be Sold by Los Angeles Modern Auctions

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VAN NUYS, CA .- Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to announce that on March 6, 2011 the important Italian design collection from the Estate of Max Palevsky will be sold at auction. The auction will feature the Ettore Sottsass designs commissioned by Max Palevsky for his Malibu home. During the course of his life, Max Palevsky, most noted as a pioneer in the computer industry, amassed an astounding collection of Modernist art and Italian design to adorn his three extraordinary homes in California. In 1984, Palevsky commissioned renowned Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass to redesign the interiors of his Malibu estate. Sottsass, who at the time was mostly unknown in the United States, was a driving force in European design, especially for founding the Memphis Movement in Italy. Highlights from the Palevsky design collection will include a number of Ettore Sottsass custom designs such as a marble entry ta