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
Easy on the eyes, this bench is assembled from three components and fixed with screws. Simple honest construction.
easy_bench, by Thorsten Franck, for Möbelbau Kaether & Weise
More like livingroom sculpture than a standard sofa. This system is designed by Piero Lissoni, for every expanding spaces allows for surprising variations.
Extra Wall, by Piero Lissoni, for Living Divani
Originally designed for B&B Italia in 2000, Luta has since been revised for contract use. Made of a moulded wire mesh shell, with or without armrests provides excellent comfort and is available with a variety of base options.
Luta, by Antonio Citterio, for B&B Italia
Mishima containers can be shuffled, stacked and superimposed. Available in wood and in a range of mat or high gloss lacquered colours, or can be mixed and matched.
Mishima 122, by Guiseppe Pulvirenti and Gandolfo David, for Bellato
Piero Lissoni was inspired by Lego bricks when he designed the modular sofa concept. The idea is that you can create your own individual design with the different soft building blocks. “It is like an Alphabet”, say’s Lissoni. Where all the elements are like letters and you are free to create your own words by composing a sofa the way you like it.
With the soft building blocks you can design your own sofa. There are 4 different blocks – seat, armrest, backrest and cushions. The elements can be put together with different angles and combinations into an individual design, and is available with fabric or leather.
Alphabet, by Piero Lissoni, for Fritz Hansen
The undercut in takeOff not only give the seat a dynamic profile but also allows a more comfortable place to place you feet while swiveling in the seat. This upholstered seating family includes a compact seat, a lounge chair and sofa.
Bruno Rainaldi has designed a family of MDF cabinets, called Modé, composed of 8 containers in free-standing or wall versions. The units feature 45 degree cuts for frames and doors with lacquered charcoal grey or burgundy red finish.
Mode’, by Bruno Rainaldi, for Baleri Italia
Curvex is a solid extension table designed by Matthias Demacker for the Italian furniture manufacturer Varaschin. Its appeal lies in its curvaceous surfaces and light and airy form. Available in wood or a high gloss surface.