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 angle” 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