Quoted from Cool Hunting:
Unlike some auction houses, the Chicago-based Wright simply offers (quite modestly) some of the best design available on the secondary market. The forthcoming Modern Design auction, taking place on 7 October 2008, is no exception. In addition to showcasing the work of mid-century icons Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Gio Ponti, George Nelson, Hans Wegner, Poul KjÃ¦rholm and many others, this auction features stunning inclusions from more recent decades.
07 October 2008 12:00pm
Crown chair by Tom Dixon
United Kingdom, 1989
22 w x 22 d x 38 h inches
Approximately sixty examples of this form were produced.
Literature: Tom Dixon, Collins, pg. 36
Estimate: $4,000 – $5,000
Edra, Italy, c. 1986
upholstery, leather, lacquered fiberglass, enameled and chrome-plated steel, Alcantara 161 w x 33 d x 39 h inches.
The dynamic form and graceful curves of the Woosh sofa echoes the organic and progressive character of Hadid’s architecture. This early sofa is one from only a few known examples.
Estimated: $100,000 – $150,000
Luigi Colani Lounge Chair at Wright
If you happen to have sacks of cash laying around, Wright’s Utopia : Lost and Found auction might interest you. Furniture and product designs from the 60s and 70s, a time of radical experimentation in form, color, and materials, by the likes of Gaetano Pesce, Gino Marotta, Ettore Sottsass, Panamarenko, and so on, are now up for bids online.
via Core 77 – Utopia: Lost and Found auction
This Luigi Colani lounge chair is estimated to sell for $1,000 to $1,500 and was sold for $674.