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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- Tropic Thunder
- Shake off the cobwebs this January, as we predict tropical interiors will be causing quite the storm.
- 6 beautiful homes and 6 issues of House & Garden for £6
- Over 570 000 readers turned to House & Garden for inspiration, why not join them?
- From the ashes: Restored fireplaces
- With salvage antiques and architectural pieces making their way into the most stylish of homes, check out Barnebys guide to reclaimed interior design.
- 7 of the most fabulous chairs on Barnebys right now
- Leopard-shaped or illuminated, the title says it all...
- A new dawn for Design
- It's no secret that homes around the world are fit to burst with Scandinavian design. An increasing number of auction houses are focusing on curating Design sales to meet the increased demand. Bukowskis this week launched their first Modern & Nordic Design sale.
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- A gold, sapphire, diamond and citrine brooch
- An 18 karat gold brooch with 58 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 2.5 carats, 38 round sapphires weighing 4 carats, a central carved leaf sapphire weighing 4 carats and 14 oval and round citrine quartz weighing 12 carats. Signed 'Tiffany & Co. France 18K'. Total weight 50.5. grams.\n\n Wright
- Egg chair
- Arne Jacobsen\nEgg chair\nFritz Hansen\nDenmark, 1958\nleather over fiberglass and foam, aluminum\n35 w x 30 d x 42 h inches\n\nEn suite with the previous lot. Wright
- RCA Victor Special portable phonograph
- John Vassos\nRCA Victor Special portable phonograph\nUSA, c. 1935\naluminum, plastic, various metals\n18 w x 17 d x 8 h inches\n\nThe RCA Special Victor epitomizes the Machine Age aesthetic. Applied manufacturer's label.Literature: The Machine Age in America 1918-1941, Brooklyn Museum of Art, pg. 315 Wright
- Veckla bowl
- Stig Lindberg\nVeckla bowl\nGustavsberg\nSweden, c.1949\nglazed porcelain\n11.5 w x 9.5 d x 6.5 h inches\n\nImpressed factory marks and label. Wright
- Benches, pair
- Eugene Schoen\nBenches, pair\nSchmieg & Kotzian\nUSA, 1936\nmaple, velvet\n29 w x 14 d x 24 h inches\n\nSigned with label. Wright
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