Wright Design auction

Get Ready to Lust After These Wright Design Auction Finds

It’s a good time to be an art and design lover. Galleries have grown so sprawling and ambitious that they’re essentially free museums, while auction house websites — their lots organized into perfect, searchable grids — are now virtual galleries, offering up beautifully photographed artifacts we can browse and learn about while lounging at home in our pajamas. This month, we’ve been exploring the upcoming Wright Design Auction, taking place March 24, which isn’t remarkable in general but, as always, includes some amazing lots, like a set of 1930s geometric glass candlesticks that look shockingly contemporary, and a bronze sculpture we never realized was in Mangiarotti’s repertoire. Need a rabbit hole to fall down this weekend? Look no further.

(Pictured at top: Oasis desk from the Légion étrangère collection, Alessandro Mendini, 1988)

387_2_design_march_2016_wilber_l_orme_pristine_table_architecture_candleholders_set_of_six__wright_auctionPristine Table Architecture candleholders, Wilber L. Orme, c. 1938279_1_design_march_2016_mario_bellini_camaleonda_modular_sofa__wright_auctionCamaleonda Modular Sofa, Mario Bellini, 1971
266_1_design_march_2016_yaacov_agam_spinning_polymorph__wright_auctionSpinning Polymorph, Yaacov Agam, 1983252_1_design_march_2016_angelo_mangiarotti_zenitario__wright_auctionZenitario, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1995251_1_design_march_2016_angelo_mangiarotti_sezione_livera_vase__wright_auctionSezione Livera Vase, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1979211_1_design_march_2016_gino_sarfatti_ceiling_light_model_3026_1__wright_auctionCeiling light, model 3026-1, Gino Sarfatti, 1954132_1_design_march_2016_lenore_tawney_attribution_untitled_tapestry__wright_auctionUntitled tapestry, attributed to Leonore Tawney, 1955326_1_design_march_2016_jean_dubuffet_il_y_a_no_7_and_no_13_two_works__wright_auctionIl y a, no. 7 and no. 13, Jean Dubuffet, 1979140_1_design_march_2016_philippe_hiquily_occasional_table__wright_auctionOccasional table, Philippe Hiquily, 1987158_1_design_march_2016_georges_jouve_pitcher__wright_auctionPitcher, Georges Jouve, 1952