Wright is the premier auction house specializing in modern and contemporary design. Wright was founded in 2000 by Richard Wright, whom with more than 30 years of experience is widely recognized as the expert in modern design. Since its founding in 2000, Wright has sold more than 40,000 lots across the spectrum of 20th and 21st century art and design and has pioneered whole fields of collecting, transforming the market for modern design. Rooted in their history of selling architect designed furniture from Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry, Wright introduced the sale of Important Architecture at auction. Wright has successfully sold Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House 21, offered Louis Kahn’s Esherick House to wide acclaim and brought the Empire State Building archive to auction.

Wright champions the preservation of Modern Architecture in America and has a unique niche in the architecture market. Beginning with their very first sale, Wright has continuously handled art of the 20th century. From Bertoia to Warhol, Wright has presented fine art of the past century at auction with strong and dependable results and holds a distinctive place within the market. Through their catalogs, photography, website, essays and curated sales, Wright embraces the creative spirit of design and constantly strives to present works in innovative, fresh and informative ways. Coupled with Wrights expertise, their creativity allows them to approach things differently further distinguishing Wright within the auction industry

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Barovier: The Master Family of Glass
For centuries, the Barovier name has been synonymous with innovative and exquisite Murano glass.
Soaking up Sydney
Much like its vibrant host city, Sydney Contemporary promises to buzz with cutting-edge art and an ambitious programme of events.
Industrial to Individual - The uniqueness of Carlo Mollino
In the 1950s, the creative Carlo Mollino left industrial design behind to pursue more individual pieces, focusing on innovative techniques and materials. Mollino’s philosophy toward singularity in form was a break from the mass-produced objects that were prevalent at the time.
Great Italian Designs to Go Under the Hammer at Wright
During two days this week, Wright Auction will hold a sale filled to the brim with objects signed by the greatest creators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Amongst the international designers, you’ll find several Italian names: Marco Zanuso, Carlo Mollino and Osvaldo Borsani to name a few.
World records pour in as the spring's auction season is summed up
With a few large auctions remaining on the international auction scene, the economic boom in the industry continues even if trends are changing and focus is partly directed towards new categories.

Realised prices "Wright "

Geology 11 vase
This work is number 7 from the edition of 12. Signed and numbered to underside: [Ettore Sottsass A. Sarri 7/12]. Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark to insert: [AS Alessio Sarri Ceramiche].\n\nglazed porcelain Wright
Monumental Carnation tapestry weave carpet
Woven signature to edge: [AB MMF BN].\n\nhand-woven wool Wright
ESU desk, model D-20-C
Charles and Ray Eames\nESU desk, model D-20-C\nHerman Miller\nUSA, c. 1950\nash, zinc, masonite, plywood\n60 w x 24.5 d x 29 h inches\n\nA fine and early example with hollowcore plywood top. Signed with factory label. Wright
Gaetano Pesce\nSconce\nFish Design\nItaly, c. 1995\nresin, steel, wood\n18 w x 7.5 d x 31.5 h inches\n\nSigned with stamped manufacturer's mark to lower left: [Fish Design 103]. Wright
Signed, dated and inscribed to verso 'A. Ossorio East Hampton Nov. 1952.'\n\ngouache and India ink on paper Wright

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Wright Chicago
1440 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
T 312 563 0020
F 312 563 0040
Wright New York
980 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
T 212 585 0200
F 312 563 0040