This past weekend, I came across an article on ’80s design from none other than Apartment Therapy. The piece covered an assortment of items that were sold via modern auction house Wright. For sale: individual commissioned furnishings from the 1980s! Originally showcased in a 1983 Chicago dwelling called the Painted Apartment, these designer finds are a window into the exciting world of innovative ’80s design. Completely cutting edge, yet somehow timeless. We think you’ll agree…
Below we see a multi-tiered table against the background of glass block, a signature ’80s design material:
Created by Krueck and Sexton Architects, the apartment featured a plethora of screens and built-in pieces that made the space a true work of art. Many of the furnishings have an industrial look, as shown by the metal and glass table below:
This next featured chair was initially designed in 1927. But many furnishings that were popular in the ’80s had 1920s roots (like the Eileen Gray Table)! It’s the MR10 chair from Mies van der Rohe! Note the cantilevered design featuring tubular steel.
We end with a bedroom image–could the mini-blinds, platform bed and row of pillows be more ’80s?
Believe it or not, the auction that tempted design afficionados with these amazing pieces took place in 2008! Congrats to the lucky buyers! For more great pics, check out the original article on Apartment Therapy. Oh, and Happy Monday!