Richard Wright (not to be confused with the Richard Wright who authored Native Son or the Richard Wright who plays keyboards for Pink Floyd) is the proprietor of the world’s most renowned auction house for modern design. Wright gravitated toward postwar design
in the mid-1980s, “when that stuff was really considered junk,” and began auctioning modern pieces at the Treadway Gallery in the mid-’90s. In 2000 he started Wright, and over the past seven years his name has become synonymous with the finest design collectibles of the 20th century (culminating in the 2006 sale of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21
, along with all of its contents).