A rich selection of more than three hundred works by designers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland is expected to be auctioned on 14th November. Wright, Chicago will deliver an outstanding organic of designs which, according to the auction house specialist Peter Jefferson, is unprecedented on the market.
The Design auction at Dorotheum on 7th November celebrates benchmark designs of the 20th century.
The collection presents items spanning from the Bauhaus to the Viennese Secession, from the early 20th century to the 2008 re-edition of the Sacco seat by Vanzetti in moulded concrete.
30th October London will witness to the annual confrontation between Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern and Contemporary design movements, sharing the same stage at Christies' King Street venue. The auction will present an excellent variety of limited-edition pieces through over 120 lots, ideally drawing a continuum in design history from 1860 to our days and ambitiously stretching the estimates from £500-100,000.
Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
Sotheby's Beyond Limits exhibition at historic Chatsworth House in Derbyshire features a spectacular selection of more than 20 monumental sculptures from around the world. From dramatic works by Jaume Plensa, Manolo Valdés, Mario Merz, Juan Muñoz, and Marc Quinn, to a magnificent pavilion by Thomas Heatherwick, Sotheby’s is honoured to present some of the finest contemporary sculpture in one of the world’s most historic garden settings.
Phillips will start their design season with their upcoming September Design auctions, featuring around 350 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £4.7m / $7.4m / €5.6m and a pre-sale high estimate of £6.7m / $10.4m / €7.9m.
On Thursday the 6th on June 2013 Pierre Bergé will present a sale of 21st Century Design. Lots offered include a breath of items ranging from modern to contemporary design.
Notable designers include: Louis Durot, Julian Mayor, Pol Quadens, Elisabeth Garouste, Frank O. Gehry, Philippe Starck, Gio Ponti, Adolf Loos, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Jean Royère
On Monday the 27th of May 2013 Pierre Bergé will present a sale of Scandinavian Design. While this auction presents design objects at significantly lower price points, it will be interesting to see if it is able to pull the same amount of enthusiasm seen at the recent Scandinavian Design Auction at Wright in Chicago - which brought in a total of $1.5 million.
Wright is delighted to present Harry Bertoia: Masterworks from the Standard Oil Commission on June 6, 2013 at 12 pm central. These works have never before been presented at auction.
In 1974, Harry Bertoia was commissioned by the Standard Oil Company to create sculptures for the plaza of their building, a modern skyscraper designed by architect Edward Durrell Stone.
Wright’s Scandinavian Design auction is still the only sale in North America dedicated exclusively to works from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Comprised of 229 lots, Scandinavian Design achieved over $1.6 million, selling 79% by lot and 86% by value.
Flemming Lassen’s upholstered easy chair, “Den trætte mand” (the tired man), is one of the main attractions at Bruun Rasmussen's summer international design auction, which also offers an impressive range of Axel Salto’s sublime stoneware and a number of Børge Mogensen’s original pieces of furniture from his own home in Gentofte.
Even though a great variety of objects at the design auction on 14th May 2013 claim to be seats of one sort or another – ranging from the fin de siècle to contemporary prototypes – many of them are considered to be art, with only a fine line dividing the everyday object from the work of art.
Chicago's leading auction house, Wright, hosted 'Living Contemporary' A stylish, curated sale of art and design, Living Contemporary on April 25th 2013 - a design auction that achieved a total of $3M, selling 75% by lot and 79% by value.