Hugh Acton 1925–2018

Hugh Acton was an artist and designer, based primarily in Kalamazoo, Michigan, working in a style that blended the best of the American craft tradition and Scandinavian mid-century design. He is most known for his pioneering Acton Stacker (the first stackable chair with arms) and his epochal wood and metal slat bench.

Acton was born in 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri and soon after adopted by a family who owned a farm and ranch in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. From a young age, he showed a penchant for building things and his time spent on the farm would influence his design ethos of simplicity in form and material. 

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HUGH ACTON, Rare bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Rare bench
estimate: $700–900

HUGH ACTON, collection of seven AMV Planters | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

collection of seven AMV Planters
estimate: $700–900

HUGH ACTON, AMV Accessories poster | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

AMV Accessories poster
estimate: $200–300

HUGH ACTON, Experimental free-edge bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Experimental free-edge bench
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, collection of AMV tabletop accessories | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

collection of AMV tabletop accessories
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, Early prototype bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Early prototype bench
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, collection of AMV Smokers | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

collection of AMV Smokers
estimate: $300–500

HUGH ACTON, cabinets, set of two | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

cabinets, set of two
estimate: $1,000–1,500

HUGH ACTON, Executive Sofa | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Executive Sofa
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, prototype bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

prototype bench
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, Early Acton Stacker chair model | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Early Acton Stacker chair model
estimate: $200–300

HUGH ACTON, occasional tables, pair | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

occasional tables, pair
estimate: $700–900

HUGH ACTON, prototype magazine rack | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

prototype magazine rack
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, drafting table | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

drafting table
estimate: $1,500–2,000

HUGH ACTON, letter trays, pair | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

letter trays, pair
estimate: $300–500

HUGH ACTON, rolling cart | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

rolling cart
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, occasional table | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

occasional table
estimate: $300–500

HUGH ACTON, Executive lounge chair | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Executive lounge chair
estimate: $1,500–2,000

HUGH ACTON, prototype magazine rack | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

prototype magazine rack
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, Untitled | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Untitled
estimate: $300–500

HUGH ACTON, prototype desk chair | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

prototype desk chair
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, Megaforms vessels, set of two | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Megaforms vessels, set of two
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, free-edge bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

free-edge bench
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, shelving unit | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

shelving unit
estimate: $1,000–1,500

HUGH ACTON, occasional table | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

occasional table
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, collection of ten Megaforms vessels | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

collection of ten Megaforms vessels
estimate: $700–900

HUGH ACTON, nightstand | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

nightstand
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, Untitled | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Untitled
estimate: $300–500

HUGH ACTON, coffee table | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

coffee table
estimate: $700–900

HUGH ACTON, occasional tables, pair | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

occasional tables, pair
estimate: $700–900

HUGH ACTON, table lamp | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

table lamp
estimate: $200–300

HUGH ACTON, occasional table | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

occasional table
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

bench
estimate: $1,000–1,500

HUGH ACTON, Rondo stands, set of three | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

Rondo stands, set of three
estimate: $1,000–1,500

HUGH ACTON, bench | Wright20.com

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Hugh Acton

bench
estimate: $1,500–2,000

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