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ZEELAND, Mich. – It would be impossible to discuss mid-century design without Alexander Girard (American, 1907-1993). From upholstery to wallpaper, and restaurant interiors to branding for an international airline, Girard’s catalog raisonne was profoundly diverse, and his personal aesthetic — joyful, optimistic, brimming with unusual combinations of color — became indistinguishable from Herman Miller’s when Girard became the founding director of the company’s textile division in 1952. During his 20-plus year tenure, Girard introduced more than 300 textiles, thoughtful objects and furniture, including the genre-defining Environmental Enrichment Panels included in Herman Miller’s Action Office series. To celebrate Girard’s continued legacy and significance to the design community, Herman Miller is reintroducing a series of Girard’s Environmental Enrichment Panel graphics as posters — a format ideal for placement in the modern home.
PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Art and Design auction, scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, features a distinguished selection of works by Pablo Picasso, including more than a dozen plates, pitchers and sculptures in clay. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Everard’s February 28 and March 1 Winter Southern Estates Auction features a luxe array of fine and decorative arts, with many exceptional pieces coming from long-held, high-quality collections. The variety is endless, spanning the traditional fine and decorative art realm from both a Western and Asian point of view. In addition, there are dozens of specialty categories, such as 19th-century lay-down scent bottles, folk art canes, Venetian glass, holy water fonts, Russian lacquer boxes, Royal Vienna porcelain, Sumidagawa pottery, portrait miniatures, antique maps and scientific instruments. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – The Philadelphia area’s estate specialists, Stephenson’s Auctions in Bucks County, will conduct a Friday, October 14 sale featuring fine and folk art, platinum and diamond jewelry, and an extensive array of mostly mid-20th-century furniture and decorative accessories, including porcelain and glass. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
LOS ANGELES — Design was in mind at John Moran Auctioneers‘ ReDesigned auction, which took place on July 19. The sale, which contained more than 200 lots, featured modern and contemporary furniture, fine and decorative art, a collection of vintage copper weathervanes, and a variety of lighting in the form of chandeliers, lamps and more than 20 units of Christian Liaigre wall sconces.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Those who have always yearned to own an original Grandma Moses oil painting will have the rare opportunity to make that happen when Everard Auctions presents the revered New England artist’s Deep Snow as the headliner of its June 8-9 online auction. Fresh to the market after more than 40 years of private ownership, the prized artwork’s provenance goes back directly to Grandma Moses herself.