No Cheap Seats at Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Sale

06.09.09 Will Sherman

On Friday, as part of Sotheby’s ridiculously priced “Important 20th Century Design” auction, a bunch of furniture and other items will be offered, including these expensive chairs by artists like Tom Sachs, Shiro Kuramata, Gaetano Pesce and Robert Wilson. Also on the block are pieces by Frank Gehry, Tiffany Studios, Jean Prouve, Gustav Stickley, Olafur Eliasson and this tendriled radiator by Joris Laarman. For just 30 to 50 thousand dollars you can heat your home with “one of the most acclaimed designs of the decade,” according to the auction house. Click here to see the full catalogue.