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

101

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

126

Pierre Jeanneret

pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh

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

127

Pierre Jeanneret

sofa from Punjab University, Chandigarh

JEAN PROUVÉ, armoire | wright20.com

128

Jean Prouvé

armoire

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

129

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

131

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

133

Jean Prouvé

Standard chair, no. 305

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

134

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

128

Jean Prouvé

armoire

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

129

Charlotte Perriand

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

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

130

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

Charlotte Perriand 1903–1999

At the age of twenty-four Charlotte Perriand approached Le Corbusier and asked to join the designer’s famed studio. While studying at Paris’s École de l’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, Perriand read two of Le Corbusier’s most notable works, Ver une architecture and L’Art decorative d’aujourd’hui prompting her to distance herself from the Art Deco aesthetic and seek out a style more relevant to the machine-age. Le Corbusier famously turned her away, stating "we don’t embroider cushions here." Months later, after seeing her Bar sous le toi the Salon D’Automne exhibition in Paris, he apologized and hired her on. Perriand worked for him for ten years, collaborating with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on numerous projects, most notably a set of tubular steel chairs that would become one of her most well-known designs. In the 1930s, concerned with social issues, Perriand worked to create functional and affordable designs. Moving away from the machine-age aesthetic of glass and metal, Perriand began experimenting with natural materials. She traveled to Japan as an official advisor on industrial design to the Ministry for Trade and Industry and became enamored with the simplistic beauty of Japanese design. Perriand studied local woodworking and immersed herself in the functional yet refined forms. Perriand revitalized her career upon returning to Europe in 1947, creating harmonious simplicity in her designs – what she called l’art d’habiter. She continued her collaboration with Le Corbusier on the Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles and worked with Fernand Leger and Jean Prouvé on various commissions. In 1985, her long career was celebrated with a retrospective at the Musée des Arts-Décoratifs in Paris and she remains one of the most influential designers of the 20th Century.

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bloc bahut | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bloc bahut
estimate: $200,000–250,000
result: $240,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Free-form dining table | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Free-form dining table
estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $197,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Free Form table | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Free Form table
estimate: $125,000–150,000
result: $180,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Japan bahut | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Japan bahut
estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $180,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Nuage Bibliothèque | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Nuage Bibliothèque
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $152,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Nuage Bibliothèque | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Nuage Bibliothèque
estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $146,400

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bibliotheque from the Maison du Mexique | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bibliotheque from the Maison du Mexique
estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $126,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Rare bahut | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Rare bahut
estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $122,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Sandoz bench | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Sandoz bench
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $120,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Rare Bloc Bahut from Cité Cansado, Mauritania | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Rare Bloc Bahut from Cité Cansado, Mauritania
estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $112,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bibliothèque from the Maison du Mexique | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bibliothèque from the Maison du Mexique
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $110,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bibliothèque from the Maison du Mexique, Paris | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bibliothèque from the Maison du Mexique, Paris
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $100,900

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bibliotheque from the Maison du Mexique | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bibliotheque from the Maison du Mexique
estimate: $40,000–50,000
result: $96,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bloc cabinets, pair | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bloc cabinets, pair
estimate: $80,000–120,000
result: $92,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Long table | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Long table
estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $90,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Nuage Bibliothèque | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Nuage Bibliothèque
estimate: $80,000–120,000
result: $87,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Long dining table | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Long dining table
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $80,500

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Mauritania sideboard | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Mauritania sideboard
estimate: $35,000–45,000
result: $78,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bibliotheque from the Maison du Mexique | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bibliotheque from the Maison du Mexique
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $72,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Tokyo lounge chair | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Tokyo lounge chair
estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $72,000

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, console from Hôtel le Doron, Méribel, France | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

console from Hôtel le Doron, Méribel, France
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $68,500

JEAN PROUVÉ, stool no. 308 | wright20.com

Jean Prouvé

stool no. 308
estimate: $30,000–35,000
result: $52,800

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Rangement Bibliothèque | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Rangement Bibliothèque
estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $48,750

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bloc cabinet | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bloc cabinet
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $46,250