Chicago Chair by Krueck & Sexton at Wright

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Krueck & Sexton Chicago Chair from Untitled No. 1, Chicago Tesko USA, 1987
mirror-polished stainless steel, brass, upholstery 33 w x 36 d x 30.5 h inches.

This chair comes from Krueck & Sexton Architect’s 1987 commission Untitled No. 1, a condominium unit in a notable Chicago skyscraper. Only eleven examples of the Chicago Chair were produced; the form was created in a Chicago studio and utilized by Krueck & Sexton in only three commissions. Literature: Krueck & Sexton: Architects, Schulze, pp. 86-87
Estimate: $10,000 – 15,000
Result: $90,000

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Rotterdam Chair by Hella Jungerius

Live from Milan: Dutch designer Hella Jongerius has designed a new wooden chair called Rotterdam for Vitra.

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Tokyo Daytripper by Jurgen Bey

Tokyo Daytripper – Jurgen Bey

Foto: Studio Jurgen Bey.

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Gloucester Chair by George Sowden

Sale Title MODERN DESIGN Location London, South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0076 Sale Number 5337

GLOUCESTER CHAIR Lot Title GEORGE SOWDEN

Estimate 600 – 800 British pounds

designed 1986, for Memphis, ebonised wood 89cm. high

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Rietveld Easy Chairs for Metz & Co

Rietveld Easy Chairs for Metz & Co

Photo thanks to Christie’s

Metz & Co is a still existing luxury shop in Amsterdam. They do mainly fashion, but apparently they also sell Cassina and Knoll furniture. Proudly they mention in their history (abbreviated):

  • 1740 Founding of Metz & Co by Mozes Samuels.
  • 1815 The designation ‘Purveyor to the Royal Household’ was instituted in 1815 by King William I. The Queen may grant businesses the right to display the royal coat of arms with the legend By Royal Warrant Purveyor to the Royal Household’.
  • 1890 The 150th birthday celebration in a complete new building the former head office of the New York Life Insurance Company in the Leidsestraat where the company is still located.
  • 1930 Gerrit T. Rietveld created his famous cupola on the roof of the Metz-building and created a furniture collections still to be found in museums over the world and in the present collection of the company.
    In that period Metz became famous for its designs by Gerrit Rietveld, Bart van der Leck, Sonia Delauny and Alvar Aalto.

Christie’s: In 1972 Rietveld designed these Easy Chairs for Metz & Co. However other sources claim the design being from 1936, so there seems a slight error here.

Today they were auctioned at Christie’s in Amsterdam.

I find this a stunning design which so to see also offers some comfort.

Update. Another name for the chair is Utrecht Chair.

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