Two original Zig Zag Chairs made from painted wood and brass hardware were sold at Auction at Sotheby’s. The chair unadorned and the cantilever concept broke new ground in furniture design. They were designed by Gerrit Rietveld and manufactured by Gerard van de Groenekan, De Bilt, in the Netherlands, and then Cassina Italy from 1971.
Zig Zag Chairs, $40,625, Sold at Auction, at Sotheby’s
The Three Skin Chair is now produced using wood for the first time. Powerfully sculptural and extremely sinuous, Three Skin Chair is made of laminated lacquered plywood, previous versions are made in plastic.
Three Skin Chair, by Ron Arad, for Moroso
Welcome to the Jet Age. Stephan Hertzog has designed Jet, a lounge chair upholstered in fabric or leather. Stainless steel feet with a return swivel.
Jet, by Busk+Hertzog, for Globe Zero 4
With its bold contours and distinctive mix of materials, the orbital chair is a confident alternative to traditional reception space seating. Available with a high gloss white or black outer shell and upholstered in fabric or leather in a range of colours.
Orbital Lounge Chair, by Christophe Pillet, for Modus
Two Materials: Plate glass top and stainless steel base with three removable legs. The look is 70s, but it works.
Marcuso, by Marco Zanuso, for Zanotta
A one-of-a-kind, large square coffee table from the 1970s, decorated with a brass and aluminum graphic artwork on top. The surfaces reflect the light in different ways.
Coffee Table, € 6500, by Travail Francais, at City Furniture
With coloured stitching that contrasts with its upholstery, Plate chair collection combines a technical design with traditionally crafted finishes. The legs, in die-cast aluminium, add an attractive feeling of lightness. Available in three different widths (46, 50 or 70cm).
Plate Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto, for Kristalia
Wright is holding an auction of chairs designed by architects.
FORM: Contemporary Architects at Play was a collaborative exhibition and project initiated by the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and realized with materials and fabrication costs donated by the Formica Corporation. The project represents a coming together of patronage, industry and artistry in truly cutting-edge designs.
Chair #1 is Peter Eisenman’s first and only chair design. This work is number three from the edition of three.
Chair #1, by Peter Eisenman, 2008, Manufactured by Art Woodworking & Mfg., Co. Estimate: $18,000–22,000 at Auction Wright
More than minimalist, with an almost two-dimensional look, the Bikappa chair fills space with its elegant and light shape. Its back and seat are formed from a single sheet of injection-moulded polypropylene in three basic colours: white, black or red. Its sides form its structure in polished pressure die-cast aluminium, with a striking colour contrast, or in the same colour as the back and seat, for those who want a totally minimalist effect.
Bikappa, by Bartoli Design, for Kristalia