Cedric Hartman Furniture
Cedric Hartman Furniture is original furniture produced by the American designer Cedric Hartman.
History & Description
Cedric Hartman is an American furniture and lamp designer who was born in 1929.
Cedric Hartman has earned himself a reputation as one of the leading designers of contemporary furnishings and lighting. His work has enjoyed widespread acclaim and several examples of his custom-made light fixtures are housed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art permanent design collection.
While more renowned for his luminaires, Hartman also translates his design aesthetic to tables, architectural fittings and upholstered pieces, which employ metal components that are immaculately fabricated by hand.
Guide for collectors
Due to their relative contemporaneousness, Cedric Hartman furniture is not particularly sought after by vintage furniture collectors and, accordingly, instances of Cedric Hartman furniture sold at auction are quite unusual.
In addition, it is much more common to see his lamps compared to his tables. Nonetheless, prices for his tables tend to range between $1,500 and $3,500.
There are a few good sources on the internet that provide useful information regarding Cedric Hartman furniture and light fixtures, such as Pollack Associates. However, the best source for collectors is Cedric Hartman’s official website.
Notable auction sales
On September 1st 2010 at Christie’s in New York, a set of three gilt-metal and marble top tables, designed by Cedric Hartman, realised a price of $4,375.
On June 12th 2011 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey, a pair of occasional tables, designed by Cedric Hartman, circa 1970s, realised a price of $5,500.
On March 23rd 2010 at Wright in Chicago, Illinois, a pair of floor lamps, designed by Cedric Hartman, circa 1970, realised a price of $6,250.
On October 22nd 2006 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey, a pair of side tables with marble tops, designed by Cedric Hartman, realised a price of $3,250.