Bonhams Los Angeles Presents Its Fall 2019 Modern Design | Art Auction

Bonhams Los Angeles presents its fall 2019 Modern Design | Art Sale on Sunday, October 27, 2019, with more than 400 lots spanning the early 1900s to the present day and ranging in style from stark, modern design to high-style Hollywood, and mid-century treasures to Arts and Crafts furniture.

Highlights from the sale include:

Property from the iconic Clift Hotel of San Francisco, including custom furniture from the lobby, lounge and nightclub by Philippe Starck, Salvador Dali, and Jean-Baptist Mondino, such as chairs, tables, mirrors and lighting.

A selection of pieces previously owned or designed by mid-century industrial designer Raymond Loewy, including the model of Air Force One made for the Kennedy Administration (estimate: $15,000-25,000), his personal briefcase (estimate $1,500-2,000), and RL monogrammed dinnerware collection (estimate: $1,000-1,500), among other items.

Arts and Craft pieces from the home of noted LA architecture chronicler Robert “Bungalow Bob” Winter, including rare table lamps, furniture and objects.

Curated by Bonhams Los Angeles Director Jason Stein, the sale will showcase the best of modern design in a setting that reflects how we live today. With more than 25 years experience in the auction business and decorative arts at Bonhams, as well as other auction houses, Jason has developed the relationships and the eye to source the best items for this sale.

Jason Stein commented, “The fall sale encompasses rare finds from prestigious architects, design aficionados, historical buildings and classic design icons. We are excited to offer this special collection that gives us a glimpse into a timeless lifestyle, but emphasizing how we live today.”

For the Modern Design | Art Sale, Jason selected a wide array of pieces ranging from mid-century artifacts, lighting and collectibles, fine art and modernist paintings, Mexican sculptures, studio pottery, French and Italian lighting, ceramics and glass pieces among other categories.

To showcase the wide range of lots included in Bonhams Modern Design | Art Sale, Jason Stein is working with Simon Ford to create enticing vignettes to preview the pieces. The sale will also include works by Dale Chihuly, Dieter Rams, Rene Lalique, Sam Maloof, Studio Job, and Beatrice Wood, among others.

The sale will be on public view at Bonhams Los Angeles starting October 23, with the auction to be held Sunday, October 27 at 10 am. Following the live auction, a select number of pieces will be available online, starting October 28, via

Photography by David Chickering.

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