Over the last decade Chicago's Wright auction house, one of the premier venues for modern design, has helped establish and define the collectable market. Since 2000 the auction house has sold over 20,000 lots of modern pieces—from a $2,300 George Nelson Ball Clock in 2000 to Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #21 that went for $3,185,600 in December of 2006. With an upcoming auction simply titled "Modern Design" on March 23rd we selected the items on which we would like place our bids.
Isamu Kenmochi's Model T-3010 is circa 1965, created for Yamakawa Rattan. It features a small circular upholstered seat cushion.
Laminate over wood, manufactured in Italy circa 1981.
- Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.
A pair of Model 6380 chrome-and-leather chairs by George Nelson, circa 1962. The manufacturer's label appears on the underside.
- Specializing in modern art, design and furniture with an emphasis on works by important 20th-century artists, designers, and architects, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) was established in 1992 by…
Pierre Paulin designed this sculptural piece in 1968 for Artifort in two variations: sofa and love seat. This vintage offering, a sofa, was manufactured in France.
Neuhart's handmade lion doll was created for Alexander Girard's Textiles and Objects shop in New York, circa 1961.