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Make room for modern-design masterpieces at Hindman, May 25

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan cabinet, est. $25,000-$35,000

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan cabinet, est. $25,000-$35,000

CHICAGO – Hindman’s May 25 Modern Design auction will offer a dynamic selection of works spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, highlighted by a striking selection of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne furniture and a pair of double-sided screens by Piero Fornasetti. Contemporary and experimental designs by Tejo Remy and Niels van Eijk for Droog, John Chamberlain and Dan Johnson are also included. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage’s Jan. 27 Design sale delivers prizes by Wright & Nakashima

Frank Lloyd Wright, copper table for Oklahoma’s Price Tower, est. $12,000-$18,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Frank Lloyd Wright, copper table for Oklahoma’s Price Tower, est. $12,000-$18,000. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – For its first Design event of the year, Heritage Auctions is offering a first-rate selection of pieces by an international cast of design superstars. The star-studded lineup for the Design Signature® Auction on Jan. 27 includes celebrated American architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Bruce Goff and William Wesley Peters, whose featured offerings include rare furniture from some of their most important projects. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Suspension lamp by Jean-Michel Frank, $87,500

Jean-Michel Frank lamp lights up Heritage design sale

Suspension lamp by Jean-Michel Frank, $87,500

Suspension lamp by Jean-Michel Frank, $87,500

DALLAS – After almost a century of illuminating the conservatory of the same Illinois house, a rare suspension lamp by renowned French designer Jean-Michel Frank has a new place to call home.

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On August 6, 2021, Rago/Wright announced its merger with LA Modern Auctions, a 29-year-old West coast auction house with a strong focus on modern art and design.

Rago/Wright announces merger with LA Modern Auctions

On August 6, 2021, Rago/Wright announced its merger with LA Modern Auctions, a 29-year-old West coast auction house with a strong focus on modern art and design.

On August 6, 2021, Rago/Wright announced its merger with LA Modern Auctions, a 29-year-old West coast auction house with a strong focus on modern art and design.

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago/Wright expands to the West Coast to merge with LA Modern Auctions (LAMA), bringing together the three strongest, independently owned design brands in the auction industry. All three houses will continue to work under their individual names while sharing technology, expertise and marketing efforts. The newly-merged entity will host its first auction with LAMA in October.

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Exterior of Norway’s National Museum with its Light Hall visible. Photo by Borre Hostland.

Norway’s new National Museum of Art set to open in June 2022

Exterior of Norway’s National Museum with its Light Hall visible. Photo by Borre Hostland.

Exterior of Norway’s National Museum with its Light Hall visible. Photo by Borre Hostland.

OSLO – Norway’s Nasjonalmuseet – its National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design – has announced it will open on June 11, 2022. As early as this summer, visitors can enter the building for early access guided tours. The museum is inviting visitors to have a look inside while the art is being mounted and the museum is taking shape, says Karin Hindsbo, Director of the museum.

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Mira Nakashima Conoid dining table from 2000, estimated at $10,000-15,000

Heritage to offer prized Mira & George Nakashima designs, July 15

 

Mira Nakashima Conoid dining table from 2000, estimated at $10,000-15,000

Mira Nakashima Conoid dining table from 2000, estimated at $10,000-15,000

DALLAS – More than three-quarters of a century after George Nakashima opened his studio, the works it produces remain in high demand among collectors who prize the merging of artistic designs with elite craftsmanship.

Three works from the studio that still custom-mills sustainably harvested hardwoods will land in new collections when they are sold in Heritage Auctions’ Design Auction July 15. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mira Nakashima designs rise to top of Hindman sale

Mira Nakashima coffee table, which sold for $28,125, more than five times its estimate

Mira Nakashima coffee table, which sold for $28,125, more than five times its estimate

CHICAGO Hindman’s Modern Design sale saw outstanding results on May 20, and ultimately realized more than $865,000. Competitive bidding across multiple platforms led to estimates being surpassed, and works by acclaimed designers such as Mira Nakashima, Martin Szekely, Christopher Ries, and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne achieved top prices. Works by renowned designers Warren Platner, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Vladimir Kagan, David Easton, and Florence Knoll also saw strong engagement.

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