Top 10: Bauhaus furniture & design
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
8) Marcel Breuer’s Wassily armchair - $93,948
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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