On September 21st Wright presents the best of 20th century American Design at auction. This recurring sale features seminal designs by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson & Associates, Alexander Girard and other mid-century designers who influenced the aesthetic of a nation with their innovative and idealistic forms. This focused sale captures the optimism of mid century America and explores the role design played in shaping the future.

What works good is better than what looks
good, because what works good lasts.

Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames ESU 400-C $7,000 – 9,000

Eero Saarinen Grasshopper chairs, pair $3,000 – 5,000

Frederick Weinberg folding screen $1,000 – 1,500

Art is only art if it is
synonymous with living.

Alexander Girard

Eero Saarinen Womb settee $2,000 – 3,000

George Nelson & Associates Spike wall clock, model 2230 $500 – 700

Harry Bertoia Diamond chair and ottoman $1,000 – 1,500

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

Eero Saarinen

American Design

For more information about
the sale, please contact

312 563 0020

Auction / Chicago
21 September 2017
12 pm central

Preview / Chicago
By appointment