Lathe II by Sebastian Brajkovic is for sale at Phillips on a December 13, 2016 auction in NYC. Estimate is $15,000 – 20,000.
Update: Not Sold!
About Sebastian Brajkovic
Sebastian Brajkovic investigates the notions of perspective and distortion of form through his sculptural furniture pieces. This interest in the rotation and skewing of an object originated from his childhood, when reel-to-reel tape decks and car wheels were such a source of overwhelming intrigue to the young Brajkovic that his parents wondered if he might be autistic (he was not).
As he matured his fascination manifested itself in painting and sculpture, eventually resulting in the creation of the Lathe series of tables and chairs, which have been identified as a modern classic of design and reside in the permanent collection of institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Museum of Arts and Design (New York).
Via Sebastian Brajkovic
Maria Pergay Lounge Chair
For sale: Lot 13 in a December 13, 2016 sale at Phillips NYC:
Maria Pergay Lounge chair (circa 1970)
Estimate: $15,000 – 20,000
Update: Sold for $30,000
About Maria Pergay
Born in Moldavia, Maria Pergay (b. 1930) opened her first shop in the Place des Vosges in 1960 and designed small objects in silver and special pieces on commission for fashion houses including Christian Dior and Jacques Heim. In 1968, Maria Pergay presented her first collection of stainless steel furniture at Galerie Maison et Jardin, including the now-iconic Flying Carpet Daybed (1968) and Tambour Table (1968). This seminal exhibition established Pergay as one of the most innovative French furniture designers of her time, a visionary who almost single-handedly transformed stainless steel from a commercial industrial material into a principal component of modern furniture.
Pergay has exhibited and has embarked upon significant commissions for Pierre Cardin, the World Trade Center in Brussels, the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, and other esteemed clients. Pergay’s work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
In her 86th year, after a half-century of creation, Pergay continues to surprise both herself and her collectors.
Source: Demisch Danant, a NYC and Paris based gallery representing Maria Pergay.
There is a design auction at Phillips in NYC on December 13, 2016. Lot 110 is this Gio Ponti 489 armchair for Cassina. Estimated $15,000 – 20,000 for the two.
Update: Sold for $37,500
Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber
Are sought after objects.
The one from the photo was sold at Sotheby’s for $ 6,250 on March 6, 2014
“Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona,” The Architectural Record, July 1929, p. 37 (showing the chair model in one of the hotel’s five-room suites)
Earlier, in 2009 Sotheby’s tried to auction a red one to no avail. On 1stdibs there is a red one for sale.
Modernism Gallery calls the white high back a streamline chair, but that seems wrong.
The Treadway Toomey auction partnership had a settee on sale in 2013 where it was sold for $5,937.50.
K.E.M. Weber Armchair
Was estimated $ 5,000 – $ 7,000 at a spring 2014 Wright Auction, but not sold unfortunately. Whenever I see a K.E.M. Weber chair I like it so much I want it.