In the mix, one can find an LC7 armchair from Cassina designed in 1928 by Charlotte Perriand for her own apartment in Paris, whilst working as an apprentice for the legendary architect, Le Corbusier. The price tag is $4,800.
In another part of the warehouse, this writer spots a rare ‘Party Set’ designed by Verner Panton in the late 1960s. Akin to a set of Russian dolls where each piece magically appears, this plywood table has four stools stored inside, each with a leather seat. “It’s perfect for those living in a small apartment, yet still like entertaining. And when one’s guests have gone home, you can pack the stools away and use the table next to the bed,” Mel says, who is selling this unique design for $5,000. “I love seeing pieces take on a new life. I find often people have a tendency to be blinkered as to where furniture can be placed and I like to open their eyes to possibilities,” she adds.