Collection by Jennifer McKinley

Upcoming Auction at LA Modern


Original Ettore Sottsass furniture and accessories that were custom designed and built for the late tech pioneer Max Palevsky will hit the auction block March 6th at LA Modern. The Memphis Group member’s pieces will be sold without a reserve, and joined by work from fellow Modernists Harry Bertoia, Hans Wegner, Charles & Ray Eames, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima. The catalog is rounded out by a selection of modern artworks by Richard Tuttle, Ed Ruscha, Helen Frankenthaler, Picasso and others. Check out a few of the objects on sale in the slideshow that follows.

Hans Wegner's Model no. 236 sofa designed for Getama in 1954.
Signature rocker (1986-1989) by woodworking icon and celebrated furnituremaker Sam Maloof.
A pair of “Incalmo” bolle vases by Finnish master Tapio Wirkkala, which were commissioned by Venini (2002).
Pair of Edward Wormley side tables with sliding shelves, designed circa 1947 for Drexel.
Group of four handmade dolls by Marilyn Neuhart. Made circa 1961-65 for Alexander Girard’s "Textiles & Objects" store.
A Milo Baughman recliner, from his prolific association with Thayer Coggin, designed circa 1959.
A beautiful Stanley Young desk, dresser, and chest of drawers (sold as a suite).
Cabinet by Paul McCobb for Lane’s ultra-popular, 1960’s “Delineator...
A circa 1950 wrought iron American Modern Candelabra once retailed at the legendary Van Keppel-Green (VKG).
Dining suite designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia in 2006.
Ettore Sotsass Sinus Lamp, with original box, plastic, designed 1970.
A survey of 26 Modern Furniture and Design Books.
Ettore Sottsass Bed with attached cantilevered side table. Custom designed in 1984 for L.A. tech pioneer and Sotsass...
Achille Castiglioni vintage Cocoon hanging lamp for Flos, circa 1960. Steel and polymer. 22"h x 21"w.
A rare Harry Bertoia brooch from Bertoia Studio executed circa 1946. No markings, 3.875" x 2.625".