**R. Buckminster Fuller** 1895–1983

Architect, designer, inventor, geometrician, educator—Richard Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller was a global forward-thinker and accomplished individual. Over the course of his career, he strove to improve the quality of human life through efficient design principles or as he described, “doing more with less.”

He was born in 1895 to a distinguished New England family known to be non-conformists. Fuller never received a formal education and was dismissed from Harvard University twice. It was during his time in the U.S. Navy that his aptitude for engineering soared. He invented a device that sped the recovery time of downed airplanes presenting him the opportunity for officer training at the U.S. Naval Academy. There he developed a new method of reinforcing concrete buildings, the first of his 28 patents, a concept that helped him realize his calling to serve humanity through inventive, sustainable housing. In 1927, Fuller invented the Dymaxion House, a modular apartment building, which could be easily built at low-cost and airlifted to its location. Following this pioneering design, he created a series of streamlined inventions from cars to bathrooms.

Auction Results **R. Buckminster Fuller**

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Geodesic Tensegrity Sphere, 120 Strut, 4 Frequency Dome

estimate: $30,000–50,000

result: $30,000

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Dymaxion blueprints

estimate: $20,000–30,000

result: $19,050

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Inventions: Twelve Around One portfolio (twelve works)

estimate: $15,000–20,000

result: $17,500

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Complex of Jitterbugs

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $13,200

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Single-cell Jitterbug

estimate: $4,000–5,000

result: $9,375

### R. Buckminster Fuller

6-Strut Tensegrity

estimate: $4,000–5,000

result: $9,375

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Geodesic Home model

estimate: $1,000–1,500

result: $7,500

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map

estimate: $3,000–5,000

result: $7,500

### R. Buckminster Fuller

30 Strut, 3 Frequency (3v) Geodesic Tensegrity Sculpture Dome

estimate: $7,000–9,000

result: $7,500

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Jitterbug Atom

estimate: $1,500–2,000

result: $7,200

### R. Buckminster Fuller

30 Strut, 3 Frequency (3v) Geodesic Tensegrity Sculpture Dome

estimate: $5,000–7,000

result: $5,000

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Single-cell Jitterbug

estimate: $3,000–5,000

result: $5,000

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Jitterbug Atom

estimate: $3,000–5,000

result: $4,688

### R. Buckminster Fuller

collection of ephemera

estimate: $1,000–1,500

result: $3,750

### R. Buckminster Fuller

Jitterbug Atom

estimate: $2,000–3,000

result: $3,480

### R. Buckminster Fuller

collection of blueprints and presentation boards for the Geodesic Dome Camp Shelter

estimate: $1,000–1,500

result: $3,250