Drop Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair,

designed 1958 Chrome-plated tubular steel, fabric. 34 in. (86.4 cm) high Manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. Estimate: $7,000-9,000

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Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm and Joergen Hoj

POUL KJÆRHOLM IN COLLABORATION WITH JØRGEN HØJ Lounge chair, from the “Self-Assembled Furniture” series, ca. 1952 Ash, halyard. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm) high Manufactured by Thorvald Madsens Snedkerier, Denmark. Estimate: $15,000-20,000

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Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi

SORI YANAGI Early “Butterfly” stool, 1960s Molded rosewood-veneered plywood, brass. 14 7/8 x 16 1/2 x 12 in. (37.8 x 41.9 x 30.5 cm) Manufactured by Tendo Mokko, Japan. Estimate: $3,000-5,000

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Design Art?

“Design Art”: New concept or media hype? In 2007 auctioneers Phillips de Pury created a new brand name to catalog limited editions of furniture, often made in luxury materials, that had a sculptural quality. Design Art was born and with it a demand that pushed prices skywards. Since then there has been a debate raging regarding the validity of the term. In an article this weekend on The FT.com entitled The Great DesignArt Debate , art dealer Rabih Hage supports the new label as de-functionalising an object and looking at it from the pure emotional angl while Karen Ryan, an artist who repurposes pieces of furniture to turn into art, argues that no new label is needed to categorize her work.

via 2Modern Design Talk