Auction Watch: Sotheby's 20th Century Design.
Lot 33: Charlotte Perriand, Early “Tokyo” Bench, circa 1955.
Get your paddles ready. Tomorrow, Sotheby’s Auction House will hold a sale for 20th Century Design including a Private Collection of Mid-Century Design and Ceramic Art. The event promises to showcase some rare mid-century gems and a few peculiar lots, such as a staircase designed by Le Corbusier for The Unité d'Habitation in France. Other classics include an "Eye" Wall Clock designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, a "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp by Greta Magnusson Grossman and our editorial director’s favorite, the Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner. Here are a few of the lots we’ll be watching ...
Lot 124: Charlotte Perriand, Bookcase from the Maison du Mexique, circa 1952.
Lot 85: Isamu Noguchi, Pierced Table, circa 1982-1988.
Lot 141: Arne Jacobsen, Ox Chair and Ottoman, circa 1966.
Lot 50: Milo Baughman, Rare Desk, Model No. 3116, circa 1954.
Lot 127: Serge Mouille, "Les Grand Signal" Floor Lamp, circa 1963.
Lot 76: Serge Mouille, A Superb and Rare Five-Arm Wall Lamp, circa 1950s.