Important Design: from Noguchi to Lalanne
Live Auction: 25 May 2021 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

Important Design: from Noguchi to Lalanne 25 May 2021 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

We are pleased to present Important Design: from Noguchi to Lalanne, which showcases a superlative selection of Design from the top international masters of the 20th and 21st centuries. Anchored by a newly discovered Table by Isamu Noguchi, this exceptionally rare piece, executed between 1945-1947, is among only three early examples of the form hand-carved by the artist that are known to exist. An exciting selection of sculptural works by Les Lalanne constitutes another focal point of the sale, led by an important Crocodile Settee and pair of Croco-Consoles from the historical collection of Claude and François-Xavier, and two Moutons de Laine from the Collection of Kay Unger. We invite you to explore the sale’s full range of offerings of American and European Design across the last century.

Featured Highlights

The Universe of Les Lalanne 

A Newly Discovered Masterwork by Isamu Noguchi Table Meets Sculpture By Deborah A. Goldberg, Ph.D.
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View 1 of Lot 79: An Important Table
Isamu Noguchi
An Important Table
Estimate: 700,000 – 1,000,000 USD
American Postwar Design
European Design Masters
Icons of Contemporary Design
European Prewar Design
The World of Arts and Crafts
The Art Glass of Tiffany Studios

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