Bonhams to Auction Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair

Bonhams are to auction a Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair on 19 Oct 2011 in Knightsbridge, London.

Reminiscent of American minimalist artist Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculptures, this unique chair literally lights up the room. Manfred Kielnhofer plays with fluorescent light and transparent tubes that change colour creating an out of this world atmosphere. The chair is a composition of unique long neon lighting contained in transparent tubes placed horizontally; a surprise of what one can do with commercially available fluorescent light fixtures. Also available in environmentally friendly paper tubes.

Sponsored by: Plexiglas, Röhm, Evonik Industries, Interlux, ThyssenKrupp Plastics Austria

Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria. He is self-taught and works with many different mediums; including, painting, film, photography, installation, performance and sculpture. His work usually concerns the human figure, and its different forms and movements, focusing mainly on the peculiarities of human nature. He uses the human form as a tool, either on a canvas or in a sculpture.

Manfred Kielnhofer’s website

Image: Lot No: 230 Manfred Kielnhofer Interlux Chair designed in 2002 etched, Evonik Industries Plexiglas plexiglass and neon light tubing Height: 86 cm. 33 7/8 in.
Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000, US$ 2,400 – 3,100, € 1,700 – 2,300

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