Wright Auction Preview: Panton Chairs, Cobra Lamp, Frank Lloyd Wright House.

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Here are a few highlights in next week's Important Design Auction at Wright in Chicago. The lot I'm especially eager to watch is a set of eight very rare bent plywood chairs by Verner Panton. First conceived in 1956 for the German WK design competition, it wasn't until 10 years later that he found a factory able to produce them. Lot estimate: $15,000-$20,000. There's also a Double Cobra table lamp by Greta Magnusson Grossman, with an estimate of $5,000-$7,000. Earlier this year, DWR worked with Gubi to bring this authentic collection back into production (and priced at a very reasonable $455.). Last but not least, the auction includes the Kenneth Laurent House and Furnishings, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Estimate $500,000-$700,000.

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