above> man ray designed chess set – designed in 1920 using found objects from his studio. most of the pieces are geometric models made for still-life drawing. ~ just in case you are looking for a present for me… the chess set will do ..nicolae
design im dorf – designimdorf was set up in 1993 by stefan spitz, a black forest “meister” turner in the fourth generation. the company draws its strength from more than 100 years of skilled wood-linked craftsmanship.
360 booklet / sweet home – designed by yusuke oonoa charming and idyllic indoor and outdoor landscape appears as one discovers
swings, picket fences, pets, family, gardens, and familiar house tools in this quintessential, sculptural representation of home, sweet home.
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nuage bibliothèque | charlotte perriand | ateliers jean prouvé for galerie steph simon | c. 1956
this is a great offering. important design is among wright’s most exclusive auctions of the year. the most celebrated designers of the 20th century are represented in this auction, including paul evans, charlotte perriand, ron arad, harry bertoia, george nakashima, pierre jeanneret, max ingrand and gio ponti.
highlights of the sale include a selection of designs by frank lloyd wright, such as a pair of lounge chairs from the clarence sondern house in kansas city, and a desk from the impertial hotel, tokyo. also outstanding in important design is a mesa coffee table designed by t.h. robsjohn-gibbings, a pair of prefacto chairs by pierre guariche, an iconic wonderlamp by verner panton, and a studio-made general motors firebird iii model designed by the legendary harley j. earl.
big easy volume 2 for 2 | ron arad | ron arad associates | 1989
welded front cabinets, pair | paul evans | paul evans studio | 1969
chandelier, model 1441 | max ingrand | fontana arte | c. 1954
grande compass table from the electricité de france, marcoule | jean prouvé | ateliers jean prouvé | c. 1954
nocturne radio, model 1186 | walter dorwin teague | sparton corporation | 1936
1> conoid bench | george nakashima | 1988
2> untitled (sonambient) | harry bertoia | c. 1960
3> menta totem | ettore sottsass | bitossi for mirabili | c. 1965 / 1985
4> monumental battuto vase | tobia scarpa | venini | c. 1957
5> rare bi-pezzati vase | fulvio bianconi | venini | c. 1951
6> chess set | man ray | 1947
[ important design design ] includes many works of exceptional design. each item will be featured in our award-winning, full-color auction catalog as well as presented in our online preview at [ view lots ] | 1440 west hubbard street chicago | 312 563 0020 [ auction / chicago ]
auction > 11 december 2014 | 12 noon cst
This design classic in chess sets is manufactured by Naef Spiele AG of Switzerland under license from the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin and represents the ultimate in the Bauhaus form follows function principle of design. Stripped of symbolism, the pieces are shaped to reflect their movement on the chess board; a cross for the bishop, an L-shape for the knight, etc. The set comes complete with a box (44 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm) to hold the pieces and the playing board (36 x 36 x 1.2 cm). $600 usd.
designer: josef hartwig
producer: >naef spiele