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