Scrambled Eggs. . . or maybe a Word Jumble, or what a dresser might look like after a 7.5 earth quake. Made of maple and held together with a jute strap, this dresser is probably the most recognizable piece ever produced by the famous Dutch furniture manufacturer, Droog, and it's going up for sale in Dallas at Heritage Auctions on April 23 at 2pm. Heritage is offering a dozen or so Droog items from The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, and they're currently on view at the auction house's annex at 1518 Slocum St. in the Dallas Design District.
But there are many dozens of other iconic 20th century items going up for sale including almost pristine vintage pieces by Saarinen, Platner, Florence Knoll, Eames, Schultz, and stunning artwork by Vasarely and Bertoia. There will be a few highlights on view at the Dallas Art Fair (April 10-13), but you'll be able to preview the entire sale beginning April 19 at the Annex. Heritage is also inviting you to a preview party from 6-8 pm on April 22 (just RSVP@ha.com or call 214.409.1050 and let the know you're coming).
Heritage specifically asked me to relay how welcome everyone is and how easy it is to bid—you can follow the auction online here, do it by telephone or smart phone, or come in person and be a part of the live experience. Many of the pieces have low starting bids of just a few hundred dollars, which almost guarantees frenzied bidding.
Here are some of my favorites:
|1956 Eero Saarinen oval dining table; opening bid, $1,500|
|Mario Minale's 2007 red blue LEGO chair; opening bid, $5,000|
|Knoll International chaise longue; opening bid, $1,250|
|1954 Florence Knoll sofa; opening bid, $700|
|Victory Vasarely's 1981 Tokyo silkscreen; current bid, $200|
|Set of 8, 1960 side chairs by Richard Schultz; opening bid, $700|
|Charles Eames' 1960 Time Life stools with smoked glass tops; current bid, $800|
|Pair of Marcel Wanders' (for Droog) 1996 knotted chairs; opening bid, $1,000|
|Harry Bertoia's 1970 large-scale, Spray sculpture; opening bid, $25,000|
|Warren Platner's 1955 side table; opening bid, $200|
|Sofie Lachaert's 2006 silver Sugar Cage; opening bid, $300|