Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

Maria Pergay Lounge Chair

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.

Gio Ponti 489 Armchair

Gio Ponti 489 armchair

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

KEM Weber

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)

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Earlier, in 2009 Sotheby’s tried to auction a red one to no avail. On 1stdibs there is a red one for sale.

KEM Weber Biltmore Chair White

Modernism Gallery calls the white high back a streamline chair, but that seems wrong.

KEM Weber Biltmore Settee
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

490- K.E.M Weber - chair - Design, 27 March 2014 - Auctions - Wright 2014-07-21 12-20-07

490- K.E.M Weber - chair - Design, 27 March 2014 - Auctions - Wright 2014-07-21 12-21-12

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.

Dining Chairs by Charlotte Perriand

PHILLIPS - UK050314, Charlotte Perriand, Set of sixteen dining chairs, model no. 19, from 'L’Équipement de la Maison' series 2014-12-22 13-29-43

Dining Chairs by Charlotte Periand

Set of sixteen dining chairs, model no. 19, by Charlotte Perriand, from ‘L’Équipement de la Maison’ series, designed 1939, produced circa 1959.
Estimate between £6,000 – 8,000.
Sold for £21,250.
Lot 213 at Phillips.