Wright is the premier auction house specializing in modern and contemporary design. Wright was founded in 2000 by Richard Wright, whom with more than 30 years of experience is widely recognized as the expert in modern design. Since its founding in 2000, Wright has sold more than 40,000 lots across the spectrum of 20th and 21st century art and design and has pioneered whole fields of collecting, transforming the market for modern design. Rooted in their history of selling architect designed furniture from Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry, Wright introduced the sale of Important Architecture at auction. Wright has successfully sold Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House 21, offered Louis Kahn’s Esherick House to wide acclaim and brought the Empire State Building archive to auction.

Wright champions the preservation of Modern Architecture in America and has a unique niche in the architecture market. Beginning with their very first sale, Wright has continuously handled art of the 20th century. From Bertoia to Warhol, Wright has presented fine art of the past century at auction with strong and dependable results and holds a distinctive place within the market. Through their catalogs, photography, website, essays and curated sales, Wright embraces the creative spirit of design and constantly strives to present works in innovative, fresh and informative ways. Coupled with Wrights expertise, their creativity allows them to approach things differently further distinguishing Wright within the auction industry

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Objects "Wright"

Blog posts about "Wright"

Barovier: The Master Family of Glass
For a millennium, the Barovier name has been synonymous with innovative and exquisite Murano glass.
Sonia Delaunay: Introducing Modernity
Inspired by vibrant color and abstract shape, Sonia Delaunay revolutionized the art world in the 20th century by co-founding the Orphism movement and fusing fine art and crafts.
Paul Rand at Wright
Right now, Wright is offering a collection of over 200 pieces by American graphic designer Paul Rand. Rand was the first American designer to incorporate the ideas of the Swiss Style into his designs, securing him a place in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1972.
University Archives, August 22nd; Holabird Western Americana Collections, August 24th-26th
Industrial to Individual - The uniqueness of Carlo Mollino
In the 1950s, the creative Carlo Mollino left industrial design behind to pursue more individual pieces, focusing on innovative techniques and materials. Mollino’s philosophy toward singularity in form was a break from the mass-produced objects that were prevalent at the time.

Realized prices "Wright "

Studio vase
Berndt Friberg\nStudio vase\nGustavsberg\nSweden, c. 1961\nporcelain\n12 h inches\n\nHand-thrown bottle form with a fine "hairs fur" glaze with hand-incised mark. Wright
Armchair for the Hotel Parco dei Principi, Roma
Gio Ponti\nArmchair for the Hotel Parco dei Principi, Roma\nCassina\nItaly, 1964\nskai, upholstery, lacquered wood, brass\n25 w x 29 d x 40 h inches\n\nLiterature: Gio Ponti: L'Arte Si Innamora Dell'Industria, La Pietra, pg. 372 Wright
lounge chair, model GE260 and lounge chair, model GE260A
Signed with branded manufacturer's mark to underside of each example: [Getama Gedsted Denmark Design: Hans J. Wegner].\n\nteak, upholstery Wright
Repeat plate prototype
Hella Jongerius\nRepeat plate prototype\nRoyal Tichelaar Makkum\nThe Netherlands, c. 2000\nporcelain, rope\n7.5 dia w x 0.5 h inches\n\nSigned to underside: [prototype repeat Hella #4] and to top with finger print. Impressed crest to underside: [Makkum]. Wright
Cocktail table
Danish\nCocktail table\nC. 1955\nrosewood, teak\n33.25 w x 22 d x 23.5 h inches\n\nTable features two 13.25-inch builtin leaves; table measures 60 inches when fully extended. Wright

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Wright Chicago
1440 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
T 312 563 0020
F 312 563 0040
Wright New York
980 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
T 212 585 0200
F 312 563 0040