CHICAGO, IL.- Wrights 2012 auction season opens March 29th with the bi-annual Modern Design auction featuring celebrated works of the 20th century; all works included in the sale are on view, March 22nd 28th at Wright, 1440 W. Hubbard St., Chicago.
Auction: 29 March 2012, 12 pm Central
Preview: 22-28 March 2012, 10 am 5 pm and Sunday by appointment
Modern Design includes an impressive selection of American mid-century design with works by George Nelson & Associates, Charles and Ray Eames and Greta Magnusson-Grossman. The sale also features works by Pierre Jeanneret, George Nakashima, Paul Evans and Edward Wormley as well as remarkable objects by Guido Gambone, Ettore Sottsass and Peter Shire. Finally, the sale concludes with a prominent collection of works by Chicago-based designer, Jordan Mozer. From the DAlba Residence in Glencoe, IL, the Mozer works standout as distinct and complex forms of the highest quality.
Modern Design includes nearly 400 lots of notable mid-century designs.
Jordan Mozer: DAlba Residence
Chicago designer Jordan Mozer creates distinct and imaginative structures and interiors. His approach to design is comprehensive; with degrees in both industrial design and architecture, no element of design is left untouched by his artistic vision.
Most of Mozers work has been commercial. His impressive client list includes Volkswagen, George Lucas, Disney and The Rolling Stones to name a few. He has completed numerous projects around the world including hotels, restaurants and luxury retail stores (such as Barneys, Asprey and Garrad). Whether in Japan, Germany or the United States, his works are accomplished environments that evoke memorable experiences.
The DAlba Residence of Glencoe, Illinois is no exception. Mozer was approached by Betsy and Bruce DAlba in 1992 for the renovation of their lakefront home. The project lasted four years and was the first residential commission that Mozer created completely from scratch. Mozer gave the building a new skin and entirely fashioned the interior. From the wood floors and carpet designs (based on Mozers own paintings for what music might look like) to one-of-a-kind furnishings and chandeliers, Mozer was bestowed the rare opportunity and freedom to make the DAlba Residence a total work of art.
The furnishings in the DAlba home feature an arresting blend of curved and Cubist elements or masculine and feminine shapes. Mozer worked with full-scale drawings and patternmakers to create hand-carved forms that were cast in two foundries and he employed traditional European craftsmen, state-of-the-art high-tech CAD-CAM techniques and mass production manufacturing processes to achieve the complex forms of his design. Mozer used the finest materials and blended artistic techniques to create one-off forms of the highest quality.