Harry Bertoia Asymmetric Chair
I found this luxury walnut wood Flow lounger – although Okajian claims it is Not a Lounger 😉 – at a combination stand of Medcreative.org in Hall 1 of M&O. It has beautiful mother of pearl inlays and stainless steel ornaments and it comes with a wireless charger for your phone or tablet.
Okanjian is a firm established in Lebanon by people who wandered in who originally were from Armenia in 1908. Currently the firm is run by the fourth generation.
Recently sold at Wright Auctions
estimate: $20,000–30,000 result: $18,750
About Paul Evans
Born in Pennsylvania in 1931, Paul Evans studied sculpture, metalwork and jewellery design at the School for American Crafters in Rochester, New York, and at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. Not an obvious training for furniture making, but after an inspirational visit to renowned furniture maverick Philip Lloyd Powell’s shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Evans turned to just that. Initially selling his work through Powell (from 1954), and then collaborating with him, Evans went on, in 1964, to become the chief designer of the prestigious furniture manufacturer “Directional.” Then in 1981 he opened his own showroom in New York, prior to his early [added by ed.] death in 1987.
Source Judith Miller in the UK Telegraph She added that one of the qualities of Paul Evans designs is his unique signature.
With measures 45 x 22 x 18 cm it is not exactly a miniature chair, but an interesting model.
The auction will be on February 16 at noon in Chicago, USA.
Estimate for this model is $600,- – $800,-
Via Wright Auctions