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Adam’s 20th-century collection is a romp through design history

4th November, 2018
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Osvaldo Borsani convertible sofa (1954)

The unexpected contents of a St Stephen’s Green window display heralds Adam’s first dedicated sale of mid-20th-century design – a pair of 1970s armchairs upholstered in zingy scarlet that keep company with contemporary abstract paintings by Guggi and Tony O’Malley.

A scintillating journey through history starts with a piece originally designed by Eileen Gray in 1928, a double-X dining table of polished plate glass in a chromium-plated tubular...

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