Luxury Design, Past & Present
Unique Memphis style Scricciolo jewellery casket by Hans Von Klier, manufactured by Panula Agliana in Italy in 1969.
This rare cabinet is made of high quality purple and grey enameled wood. It has very well crafted metal handles. Produced in 1969, this cabinet clearly is a precursor to the 1980's Memphis movement, making it a very special piece.
In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Hans Von Klier was head of the Corporate Identity Worldwide of Ing. C. Olivetti & C. Spa from 1968 to 1989. Since 1990, in charge of the Von Klier Associati Design Group. He was born in Tetschen, Czechoslovakia, in 1934. His leanings towards art take him to the Ulm college of design in 1955 where he concludes 4 years with a diploma in Industrial Design.
From 1960 to 1968 working in the studio of Ettore Sottsass jr. he creates the future-oriented design for Olivetti office equipment and office furnishing systems. During this period, von Klier exhibits twice at the Triennale in Milano and, in 1962, has the chance of his own exhibition for didactic toys at the gallery “ll Sestante” in Milano.
As an international designer, he has repeatedly been selected as a juror, amongst others for the German Federal Award “GUTE FORM” / E.S.A.G. Paris/ SMAU Milan/ International Farb-Design Preis Stuttgart/iF Hannover. In addition he has held lectures and speeches on modern design at several universities and institutions in Germany, England, the USA, Singapore and Canada. The focus of his current creations lies on corporate design, objects, furniture and office furnishing systems, conception and constructions for fairs and exhibitions and interior design.
Literature: IF Design.