no. 4 chairs by jean prouvé | click > enlarge
Sale highlights include an exceptional Nuage Bibliothèque by Charlotte Perriand, a rare set of eight No. 4 chairs by Jean Prouvé an early spindle back bench by George Nakashima and a custom dining table by Paul Evans. Italian masterworks include an important dining table by Dubé for Fontana Arte, collaborative furnishings by Osvaldo Borsani and Lucio Fontana as well as significant works by Gio Ponti, Angelo Lelli, and Gino Sarfatti to name just a few. auction: 7 June 2012, 12 pm cst
nuage bibliothèque > charlotte perriand
table > osvaldo borsani and luci fontana
A selection of rare works from the Cassina Archive Collection is also included in this sale; works include Mario Bellini’s Teneride chair (technically difficult create, this chair never went into production), a prototype Sessantuna table by Gaetano Pesce and a Terra chair by Alessandro Mendini. The auction also includes large scale sculptures by Harry Bertoia, Kenneth Snelson, Isamu Noguchi and Guy de Rougemont. Important Design concludes with an influential collection of works from Brazil’s top designers and architects and the sale of José Zanine Caldas’ Demountable House.
Important Design features more the 200 lots of exceptional mid-century design. Each item is featured in Wright’s award-winning full-color catalog as well as presented online [ view lots ] Gallery preview runs 31 May > 7 June | 10a > 5p Monday | Saturday and Sunday by appointment at Wright, 1440 West Hubbard Street, Chicago. For additional information about this sale, please contact [ wright ] or call 312 563 0020 [ wright ] auction: 7 June 2012, 12 pm Central