JVC Videosphere space helmet TV, circa 1970 | Estimate R10,000-R15,000.
"In the prop hire business, you need items that reflect an era, and this TV just says ‘1970s space race’. It still works, believe it or not! I bought it from English singer Chris Farlowe, known for his hit single Out of Time, which was number one in the UK in 1966. He toured in the US, collecting and selling interesting pieces."
Lacquered wood screen by Eileen Gray | Estimate: R15,000-R25,000, needs restoration.
"Made by Irish-born, French-based furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray. She discovered lacquering while still a fine arts student at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, and later produced lacquer pieces for wealthy clients in France. We bought it from Set Pieces in London about 20 years ago, and shipped it out when we first started The Prop House."
Memphis Group room divider (1981) by Ettore Sottsass | Estimate: R60,000-R80,000.
"This multicoloured, postmodern Carlton room divider created by Sottsass for the Memphis Group is our favourite piece. The group flourished from 1981 to 1988 only, in Milan. I bought it because it was avant-garde and I loved the colours — they lift you — from the Innovation Museum Collection in Cape Town many years ago."