Jean-Philippe Rossinelli - Naef Spiele AG - Art design object - Quadrigo MAXI nr. 9423

Jean-Philippe Rossinelli - Naef Spiele AG - Art design object - Quadrigo MAXI nr. 9423
Switzerland - 1980-1989 - Wood

In good condition, a unique and even rare minimalistic NAEF art design object, the Quadrigo MAXI by the Swiss designer Jean-Philippe Rossinelli (1949–1994).

This MAXI version has been out of production for quite some time now, and is one of the best known art objects produced by Naef Spiele Swiss; so, actually not offered to play with but rather to be displayed as an art object.

The four white uniform wooden elements also come with a folder providing photos and drawing examples, as well as a photo of the designer and his signature (we suspect in printed form).

Background information:
The Quadrigo consists of four uniform elements that can be combined to attain three-dimensional formations. It creates organic linkages in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal setup.

The characteristic feature is the unity of the four elements. This number hasn't been chosen randomly, but rather ensures optimal aesthetic information and a meaningful function. It's precisely this simplicity that encourages one to freely combine them.

The intention of the Quadrigo is not to work towards a definite solution, but it rather wants to be reinterpreted, reshaped and redesigned in a new way every time. The creations sensitise the feel for gravity.

Four white wooden elements: height 22 cm x width 5.5 cm x depth 5.5 cm
Grey wooden case: height 13.5 cm x width 24 cm x depth 24 cm.

A collector's object for the true NAEF Spiele collector, for whom this piece will be recognised in an instant.

Have a good look at the close-up photos at the end of the photo series, in respect to a couple of minuscule paint damages in one of the corners. The photos provide an accurate impression of the lot on offer.

Will be sent well-packaged and by registered post, by PostNL Parcel service, within the Netherlands and abroad. Please visit our Catawiki page as well, for other vintage designer lots.

Lot details
Art design object
Designer/ Artist
Jean-Philippe Rossinelli
Manufacturer/ Brand
Naef Spiele AG
Model/ Name
Quadrigo MAXI nr. 9423
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
3.8 kg
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in