Wright continues to present the only auction dedicated to 20th century American Design. From the iconic designs of Charles and Ray Eames to the signature simplicity of George Nelson, this curated sale features works that defined the progress of a nation and spoke to the American dream.

American Design occurs in Chicago on February 21st at 12 pm central. 

Warren Platner lounge chair and ottoman $3,000–5,000

Hugh Acton Long live-edge bench $2,000–3,000

From the Studio of Hugh Acton

Michigan-based artist and designer, Hugh Acton worked throughout the second half of the 20th century 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 stacking chair with arms) and his epochal wood and metal slat bench.

Wright is presenting nearly forty works from the estate of Hugh Acton, including rare early prototypes, later marble sculptures, as well as his most popular wood and metal mid-century furniture. 

HUGH ACTON, sofa | Wright20.com

159

Hugh Acton

sofa
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, long bench | Wright20.com

176

Hugh Acton

long bench
estimate: $2,000–3,000

HUGH ACTON, table lamp | Wright20.com

182

Hugh Acton

table lamp
estimate: $200–300

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

170

Hugh Acton

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

HUGH ACTON, rolling cart | Wright20.com

179

Hugh Acton

rolling cart
estimate: $500–700

HUGH ACTON, Untitled | Wright20.com

183

Hugh Acton

Untitled

HUGH ACTON, group of seven planters | Wright20.com

178

Hugh Acton

group of seven planters

HUGH ACTON, prototype desk chair | Wright20.com

165

Hugh Acton

prototype desk chair
estimate: $300–500

Henry Glass Swingline bookcase $2,000–3,000

Alcoa vases, set of twelve $2,000–3,000

American stools, set of three $700–900

American Design

For more information about
this sale, please contact:

312 563 0020
sales@wright20.com

Preview
14 – 21 February 2019
10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday

Auction 
21 February 2019
12 pm central

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