Showing posts from June, 2017

Weekend / Stuff

Very big David Cressey
Smalls, including a very small Vivika and Otto Heino cup

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

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.
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.