04 APR 2013

Webbs + Mr Bigglesworthy | American Modern Auction

We are excited to unveil our first collaboration with Webb's for 2013.

America. 1950s and 60s. It was the 'Jet Age'; a burgeoning period of optimism, technological advances and social change. Television offered an eye to worlds previously unknown - showcasing the beating pulse of style from New York to Palm Springs. It was the life of Frank Sinatra that now any American with good taste could create, as long as they had the right sofa. Designers were quick to embrace the American desire for the 'good life'. Glamorous new materials were underpinned by traditional modernist ideals of form and function. The result was some of the most iconic designs of the mid century and proof that good design wasn't just a Hollywood dream; good design was for everyone. Mr Bigglesworthy presents The American Collection; a suite of mid century designs with enough style to tempt the Sinatra's and enough functionality for everyday living. Among some of these coveted, original pieces are designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Adrian Pearsall, George Nelson and Ralph Rapson. Prepare for lift off. 'Come Fly With Me' Wednesday 17 April American Mid Century Modern design Hosted by Webb's - 18 Manukau Road Auction starts 6.30 Please view the online catalogue and detailed product listing at Webbs - Modern Design Auction

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