Works from the Collection
of Joe Pytka, Los Angeles

The following nine lots come from the collection of Joe Pytka and were used in the historic Lloyd Wright studio and residence in West Hollywood. Wright designed the historic home in 1927 to serve as his personal studio and residence while overseeing his father’s west coast projects. The home fell into disrepair in the 90s, before it was purchased by Mr. Pytka and painstakingly restored by Wright’s son, Eric Lloyd Wright.

EMIL ANTONUCCI, The Four Seasons sign | wright20.com

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Emil Antonucci

The Four Seasons sign

LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE, Barcelona chairs from the entrance lobby of The Four Seasons, pair | wright20.com

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona chairs from the entrance lobby of The Four Seasons, pair

LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE WITH PHILIP JOHNSON, Four Seasons bar stools from the Grill Room, pair | wright20.com

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with Philip Johnson

Four Seasons bar stools from the Grill Room, pair

EERO SAARINEN, Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room | wright20.com

133

Eero Saarinen

Custom Tulip table from the bar of the Grill Room

, Four Seasons ashtrays, set of four | wright20.com

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Four Seasons ashtrays, set of four

PHILIP JOHNSON ASSOCIATES, Curved banquette and table 35 from the Grill Room | wright20.com

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Philip Johnson Associates

Curved banquette and table 35 from the Grill Room

PHILIP JOHNSON ASSOCIATES, Three-sided banquette and table 37 from the Grill Room | wright20.com

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Philip Johnson Associates

Three-sided banquette and table 37 from the Grill Room

GARTH AND ADA LOUISE HUXTABLE, Stemware Collection from The Four Seasons, service for twelve | wright20.com

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Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable

Stemware Collection from The Four Seasons, service for twelve

PIERRE JEANNERET, pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh | wright20.com

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Pierre Jeanneret

pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh

PIERRE JEANNERET, sofa from Punjab University, Chandigarh | wright20.com

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Pierre Jeanneret

sofa from Punjab University, Chandigarh

JEAN PROUVÉ, armoire | wright20.com

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Jean Prouvé

armoire

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris | wright20.com

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Charlotte Perriand

daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

PIERRE JEANNERET, Scissor lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

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Pierre Jeanneret

Scissor lounge chairs, pair

JEAN PROUVÉ, Antony daybed from Résidence Universitaire Jean-Zay, Antony | wright20.com

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Jean Prouvé

Antony daybed from Résidence Universitaire Jean-Zay, Antony

AFTER JEAN PROUVÉ, chair | wright20.com

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After Jean Prouvé

chair

JEAN PROUVÉ, Standard chair, no. 305 | wright20.com

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Jean Prouvé

Standard chair, no. 305

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, double daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris | wright20.com

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Charlotte Perriand

double daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

PIERRE JEANNERET, pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh | wright20.com

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Pierre Jeanneret

pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh

PIERRE JEANNERET, sofa from Punjab University, Chandigarh | wright20.com

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Pierre Jeanneret

sofa from Punjab University, Chandigarh

JEAN PROUVÉ, armoire | wright20.com

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Jean Prouvé

armoire

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris | wright20.com

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Charlotte Perriand

daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

PIERRE JEANNERET, Scissor lounge chairs, pair | wright20.com

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Pierre Jeanneret

Scissor lounge chairs, pair

JEAN PROUVÉ, Antony daybed from Résidence Universitaire Jean-Zay, Antony | wright20.com

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Jean Prouvé

Antony daybed from Résidence Universitaire Jean-Zay, Antony

AFTER JEAN PROUVÉ, chair | wright20.com

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After Jean Prouvé

chair

JEAN PROUVÉ, Standard chair, no. 305 | wright20.com

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Jean Prouvé

Standard chair, no. 305

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, double daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris | wright20.com

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Charlotte Perriand

double daybed from the Fondation Franco-Bresilienne, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Jean Prouvé 1901–1984

Jean Prouvé was born in Nancy, France, in 1901. Prouvé‘s father Victor founded the École de Nancy, an Art Nouveau school that focused on hand-made objects. Apprenticing with an ironsmith as a teenager, he learned the value of simple forms and metalworking techniques. Prouvé founded his studio, Ateliers Jean Prouvé in 1923 and created restrained metal objects that rejected excess decoration. Within his workshop, he favored industrial materials like sheet steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Engineers employed these materials in the emerging aircraft industry, and these materials inspired Prouvé to design a pre-fabricated houses with Le Corbusier in 1923 that was reminiscent of aircraft design. Working with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, Prouvé created breathtaking furniture that forged the process of prefabrication. Prouvé tirelessly focused on finding creative and useful solutions to design problems throughout his career, crafting everything from aluminum vacation homes to university bookcases, living by his words that one should “never design anything that cannot be made.”

Auction Results Jean Prouvé

JEAN PROUVÉ, rare and important Professor desk for the Université de Lille | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

rare and important Professor desk for the Université de Lille
estimate: $250,000–350,000
result: $293,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, refectory table from the Holiday Camp at Saint-Brevin | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

refectory table from the Holiday Camp at Saint-Brevin
estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $252,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, No. 4 chairs, set of ten | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

No. 4 chairs, set of ten
estimate: $80,000–100,000
result: $144,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, No. 4 chairs, set of eight | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

No. 4 chairs, set of eight
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $132,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Flavigny table | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Flavigny table
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $131,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, rare table | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

rare table
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $131,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Marcoule banquette from the Centre de Readaptation Fonctionnelle, Nancy | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Marcoule banquette from the Centre de Readaptation Fonctionnelle, Nancy
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $110,500

JEAN PROUVÉ, pair of lounge chairs | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

pair of lounge chairs
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $104,500

JEAN PROUVÉ, Tropique dining table, model 503 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Tropique dining table, model 503
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $96,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Demountable chairs, set of 6 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Demountable chairs, set of 6
estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $82,600

JEAN PROUVÉ, Comblanchien dining table | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Comblanchien dining table
estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $78,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, 'Semi-Metal' chairs no. 305, set of eight | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

'Semi-Metal' chairs no. 305, set of eight
estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $75,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, bed no. 102 from Lycée Fabert, Metz | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

bed no. 102 from Lycée Fabert, Metz
estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $75,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Standard chairs, set of twelve | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Standard chairs, set of twelve
estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $66,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Important cabinet, no. 150 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Important cabinet, no. 150
estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $65,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Standard chairs no. 305, set of six | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Standard chairs no. 305, set of six
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $64,900

JEAN PROUVÉ, coffee table | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

coffee table
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $64,800

JEAN PROUVÉ, Important cabinet, no. 150 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Important cabinet, no. 150
estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $62,500

JEAN PROUVÉ, coffee table | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

coffee table
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $61,200

JEAN PROUVÉ, Standard chairs no. 305, set of six | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Standard chairs no. 305, set of six
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $60,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, porthole panel | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

porthole panel
estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $60,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, armoire, model AP11 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

armoire, model AP11
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $60,000

JEAN PROUVÉ, Standard desk, no. 21 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

Standard desk, no. 21
estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $57,500

JEAN PROUVÉ, coffee table | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

coffee table
estimate: $25,000–30,000
result: $56,400