On May 3rd Wright presents Design Masterworks, a tightly curated exhibition and auction featuring seminal works by the most innovative and influential artists and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Notable works on view include a Minguren II coffee table by George Nakashima, an influential Bloc Bahut by Charlotte Perriand and a sculptural rocking chair, titled Reaper, by Wendell Castle, alongside works that unite the worlds of art and design by Paul Kelpe, Peter Voulkos, Nanda Vigo and Ettore Sottsass. Further distinguishing this impressive sale is a selection of important Italian glass made by the country’s best designers and makers including an early mosaic vase by Artisti Barovier, a unique con macchia vase by Fulvio Bianconi and an exceptional carved vase by Vittorio Zecchin and Franz Pelzel, and more.

All lots from the exhibition will be sold at auction in Chicago on May 19th.

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