Help me identify this art/chair?
August 5, 2013 1:51 PM   Subscribe

I bought an interesting small chair at a local thrift store. Here's a picture of the front.

It's signed and numbered as an artwork under the seat. Which seems to say: "autre phenix" "51/250" "Sala 83"

Here's the chair from the back.

It seems to be made of wood or fiberboard, covered by plastic laminate (like Formica[tm]). It's quite heavy. It's a single chair size.

Any information on this chair?
posted by mbarryf to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This might help.
posted by yoink at 3:02 PM on August 5, 2013 [5 favorites]

Best answer: And this.
posted by yoink at 3:05 PM on August 5, 2013

Best answer: To quote a famous thrift store authority, "this is f'n awesome". A 1983 Piranha chair, one of the three in Pierre Sala's limited edition trio, is for sale at 1stdibs for $3200. Find a reputable appraiser and report back!
posted by prinado at 4:59 PM on August 5, 2013 [6 favorites]

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