Auction 158B

International Design

13. October 2021 at 3:00 PM CEST

With the auction on October 13, we put the spotlight on the diversity of International Design.

Half a dozen designs by Charles and Ray Eames will be offered in the fall auction: from the red-colored 'Children's Chair', 1945 (estimate 1.800 - 2.200 €) to the famous Lounge Chair '670' with Ottoman '671', 1956 (estimate 3.000 - 3.500 €). The chapter of US-American design continues with three armchairs by Harry Bertoia. There is a 'Bird chair' with ottoman from 1950 and two 'Diamond chairs' in pop colors, each produced by Knoll International, New York (estimates from 400 €).

In the field of German design, we are pleased to offer the striking 'Red comfortable chair' by Eckhart Muthesius from 1931. Designed for the palace of the Maharajah of Indore and executed by Vereinigte Werkstätten, Munich, the piece, equipped with lights, ashtray and cigarette compartments, comes from a re-edition of 25 + 1 copies. The exceptional model is estimated at 12,000 to 14,000 €.

It is not only the pre-war design that makes collectors' hearts beat faster. Two designs from the 1980s present an exciting, unfortunately often forgotten chapter: the New German Design. The 'Solid chair' by Heinz Landes from 1983 (estimated price 2.500 - 3.500 €) and the chest of drawers by Wolfgang Laubersheimer (estimated price 1.500 - 2.000 €) demonstrate the designers' preoccupation with such unconventional materials as concrete or reinforcing iron. The table light 'Argus-Auge' by Stefan Bumm, already in great demand at the end of the 20th century, is also part of the offer - the estimated price is 500 - 600 €.

There are also some rare Japanese furniture pieces present: For example the tall bright red chest of drawers 'Revolving Cabinet', 1970 (estimate 2,500 - 3,000 €), the armchair 'Lounge Chair for Bridgestone', 1986 (estimate 2,200 - 2,500 €), both designed by Shiro Kuramata, and an armchair in flower form 'Getsuen' by Masanori Umeda from 1990 (estimate 1,300 - 1,800 €).

All lots can be viewed from 07 October in our rooms at Theresienstrasse 60.