Modern design stars will shine at Hindman, May 20
CHICAGO – On May 20, Hindman will present its biannual Modern Design sale, which will feature iconic designers who played a crucial role in defining 20th century design. The auction will celebrate the work of renowned designers including Finn Juhl, Eileen Gray, Martin Szekely, Mira Nakashima, Warren Platner, and Paul Evans. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Scandinavian design will be showcased with classic and illustrious ceramics and furniture by Wilhelm Kage, Berndt Friberg, Gunnar Nylund, Bruno Mathsson, and Arne Jacobsen. Prominent Italian design will include works by Ettore Sottsass, Alfredo Barbini, and Angelo Lelii. The sale will also offer an extraordinary selection of studio ceramics and glass by artists Ruth Duckworth, Clyde Burt, Sonja Blomdahl, Steven Weinberg, and Christopher Ries.
The auction will spotlight remarkable French design, including work by multidisciplinary artist Guy de Rougemont. Rougemont has gained global recognition for his whimsical and colorful works that often are experimental while still maintaining functionality. Rougemont’s Golden Clover coffee table from 2013, estimated at $15,000-$20,000, is a standout lot from Galerie Diane de Polignac in Paris. Additional notable French works include designer Martin Szekely’s Theater Console, estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Known for his versatility and precision, Szekely has worked on everything from residential furniture to public commissions to product design and has partnered with outstanding clients including Hermes, Valli & Valli, Heineken, JCDecaux, Transel/Electricite de France (EDF), and Dom Perignon. The work of French designers Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Chapo, and Mathieu Mategot will also be featured.
Modern American design also has a strong presence in the auction. Highlights from the category include Philip and Kelvin LaVerne’s Spring Festival console table made of etched, patinated, and polychromed bronze, and pewter, estimated at $8,000-$10,000, and the duo’s Chan center/dining table, estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Their low table and coffee table, which carry identical estimates of $3,000-$5,000, are also expected to draw significant interest. The LaVernes were known for creating limited edition pieces by combining unique methods with ancient motifs, which is illustrated in the selection in this sale.
Mira Nakashima’s console table and coffee table, estimated at $6,000-$8,000 and $5,000-$7,000, respectively, are two other strong pieces in the lineup. Four works by distinguished designer Warren Platner will also be included in the sale, led by a lounge chair and ottoman estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Other top American designers featured include Karl Springer, Vladimir Kagan, and Cedric Hartman.
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