Gross Wood / Good Design

Alexander Girard hovering over three Gross Wood bowls. That's Edgar Kaufmann Jr holding a cup. It was taken at the 1952-1953 Good Design Exhibition, held at MoMA New York.
Source: Museum of Modern Art

Esther and Gross Wood bowl, complete with a Good Design label.

Catalog for the exhibition.


Product shot from 1953

Weekend / Stuff

It was a great weekend for iron, including a Victor Bisharat table. I'm not making the mistake of selling this one. See here.

Gross Wood

Smalls

Arline Fisch / Mingei

ARLINE FISCH – One of a Kind, at the Mingei International Museum is a retrospective of the artist's work, curated by Christine Hietbrink.

Secret Chambers, 1976
Photo by Katie Gardner

Photo: Lynn Fayman

Chased and fabricated sterling silver with repoussé, 1971. This one isn't in the exhibition.
Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum


Feathers, 1974
Photo by Katie Gardner


The exhibition runs until January 7th.

Paolo Soleri / HBD

Happy Birthday Paolo


Weekend / Stuff

George Nelson bubble and Nathan Lerner Chair (1947)

Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide (1975) and Alvin Lustig 

Russell Woodard Sculptura rocker

Ball-B-Q (Canadian Design- That's right Canada)  and Barwa 

Good thing I bought that new old stock Barwa cover a few months back.

Smalls

Rose Cabat in a sweet Granny Smith 🍏 glaze.

Tackett / Thursday


Weekend / Stuff

Pepe Mendoza from Mexico and a stool from Ecuador

La Gardo Tackett and Sori Yanagi

California studio pottery, including Susan Peterson, Hal Fromhold, Ira Bates, Bernard Kester and Wayne Chapman

Raymond Loewy

Paul McCobb / Wright

On June 29th, Wright will hold the first auction dedicated solely to Paul McCobb.  
Much of it comes from the collection of Reform Gallery.

Pavilion Collection room divider, model 6000, by Arbuck
Paul McCobb designed a lot of pieces. The simple geometry of the Pavilion collection is at the top for me.

1953 Arbuck catalog

Pavilion Collection chair, model 6550, by Arbuck


Seagrass and iron. So good.
Magazine rack, model 6521 for Northcraft Lighting Co. USA, 1951

McCobb's lighting designs are some of his best work, and the hardest to come by.

This one, produced by Excelsior Art Studios USA in 1954, might be his best.

Yes, he designed radios too. 
CBS-Columbia USA, 1955

All images via Wright
See the rest here.

And make sure to check out all the period documentation links. 
It's a goldmine!