Auction Wishlist: Which Treasure Would You Choose?

Wright's Modern Design on March 31, 2011

I've had the pleasure of attending auctions at Wright here in Chicago and they are a blast. It's a treat to see the amazing items on display ahead of time (it's like visiting a design museum!) and then, the energy in the auction is infectious. But, even when I don't plan on attending, I always check out the catalog and play a little game of …

… choosing which treasure I'd bring home if price was no object. Based purely on what I'd love to own, which of the lovely items on auction would I pick? Here are ten beauties from the upcoming Modern Design auction, scheduled for March 31 - take a peek and let us know - which treasure would YOU choose?

Shown above, left to right, top row:
1. Home Office Desk by George Nelson & Associates, USA 1946, Estimate $5 - 7000
2. Sofa by Milo Baughman, USA 1968, Estimate $2-3000
3. Shelving System by Michel Cadestin and Georges Laurent, France 1977, Estimate $10 - 15,000
4. Turnings Collection by Rude Osolink, USA c. 1960, Estimate $5 - 7,000
5. Stabile by Margery Kahn, USA 1955, Estimate $2-3000

Left to right, bottom row:
6. Krenit Bowls by Herbert Krenshel, Denmark 1953, Estimate $2-3000
7. Ceiling Lamp by Angelo Lelli, Italy 1950, Estimate $5 - 7000
8. S vase from Twenty-seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower by Ettore Sottsass, Italy 1995, Estimate 3 - 5000
9. Double Bed by Jean Prouve, France 1942/51, Estimate $9 - 12,000
10. Diamond Silverware by Gio Ponti, Italy 1958, Estimate $5-7000