26 MAR 2015

Leonard Joel x Mr Bigglesworthy Auction #1

This season, respected auction house Leonard Joel kicks off a new partnership with Mr. Bigglesworthy. We have curated an extensive collection of modern design, to be auctioned on April 23.

The collection includes an impressive selection of rare mid century American and Scandinavian furniture. This is tied in with a broad offering from all over the globe and iconic entries from Australian designers.

Represented in the collection are beautiful, expertly restored examples from well known names. An impeccably presented, early edition rosewood 670 Lounger and 671 Ottoman from Charles and Ray Eames, and a timeless Florence Knoll credenza in teak with crisp chrome detailing. Other designers have become firm favourites with collectors, including Adrian Pearsall, who features with an elongated sofa, completed at each end by a walnut cabinet and a marble platform.

The best of mid century Scandinavian design figures highly from Mr. Bigglesworthy as well, with lounge and storage furniture from influential designers. A deluxe, highly organic sofa and pair of armchairs Grete Jalk. Graphic lines for the lounge from Illum Wikkelso. A unique two seater sofa from Arne Vodder. Also a bold sideboard from Ib Kofod Larsen with a piece that was produced by UK maker G-Plan. It's an interior vision that offers absolute cool in an understated fashion.

Particular focus is given to premium materials, clean lines and thoughtful, crafted details. This is most evident in the understated 1970s glamour of the delectable rosewood desk from boutique French Canadian maker Ste Marie & Laurent. Luxurious leather is combined with rosewood drawers and a wrapped ribbon of chrome to form the base. Furniture like this will stand out in any contemporary setting and only improve with time.

Over 200 lots showcasing the full spectrum of modern design will be auctioned on April 23, 6.30pm at Leonard Joel Auction House - 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.


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