Top 10: Bauhaus furniture & design

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10) A Wagenfeld lamp - $68,000

A Wilhelm Wagenfeld table light, model no. ME1, designed with Carl Jacob Jucker and crafted at the Bauhaus Metalwerkstatte circa 1923, sold for $68,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company in 2005.

9) Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair - $84,000

A 1932 example of the epitome of Bauhaus furniture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, sold for $84,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company in December 2006.

8) Marcel Breuer’s Wassily armchair - $93,948

Marcel Breuer’s famous Wassily armchair, model B3 of nickel plated tubular steel and canvas, sold for £56,500 ($93,948) at Christie’s in May 1999.

7) Mies van der Rohe console - $95,000

A unique console by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, displayed at the Berlin Building Exhibition of 1931, sold for $95,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company in December 2007.

6) Marcel Breuer armchair - $97,606

A Marcel Breuer oak lath armchair, designed in 1922-4 and produced at the Bauhaus Dessau workshops, sold for £58,700 ($97,606) at Christie’s in May 1999.

5) Marianne Brandt tea set - $180,000

A rare three piece tea set by Bauhaus metalworker Marianne Brandt, circa 1925, sold for $180,000 at Phillips de Pury & Company in June 2008.

4) Le Corbusier table - $254,400

An early table by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perrian, model no. B308, sold for $254,400 at Sotheby’s in December 2004.

3) Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat coffee table - $290,297

A rare ‘Tugendhat’ coffee table by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, model MR 150/3, produced circa 1929-31, sold for £180,000 ($290,297) at Phillips de Pury & Company in December 2012.

2) Marianne Brandt tea infuser - $361,000

A rare example of a Marianne Brandt tea infuser, model no. MT 49, sold for $361,000 at Sotheby’s in December 2007.

1) The Farnsworth house - $7,511,500

The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed Farnsworth House, a stunning testament to Bauhaus architecture and interior design, sold for $7,511,500 at Sotheby’s in December 2003.

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