Wright presents The Four Seasons, a special auction featuring the furniture and designed tableware and objects from the iconic restaurant’s historic interior. The event will take place at The Four Seasons in New York on July 26, 2016.
Designed in 1959 by Philip Johnson for Mies van der Rohe’s landmark Seagram building on Park Avenue in Manhattan, The Four Seasons has become one of the most important and recognizable International Style interior spaces in the world. On July 16th, The Four Seasons is closing its present location in order to open in a newly designed location thus beginning a new chapter for the legendary restaurant.
While the interior space is landmarked – the famous bar, sculpture and curtains will all remain intact – the designed furniture, tableware and objects will be offered at auction in the extraordinary one day event to take place in the original interior. Featuring approximately 500 lots, the sale will include works by Mies van der Rohe and Hans Wegner as well as custom designs by Philip Johnson and special-ordered Knoll furniture. The tableware and cookware designed by L. Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable will also be offered.
This suite of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona Chair designs from the entrance lobby of The Four Seasons, at 99 East 52nd Street, New York are one of the highlights. Representing pure modern New York elegance, they were placed in the restaurant’s travertine marble entrance lobby across from the Miesian staircase that ascends to the Grill Room above.
A dining set for two from the iconic Grill Room of The Four Seasons New York is also going under the hammer at the historical auction. The famous Grill Room is called the “Absolute ground zero for power lunching” by Vanity Fair. Some pieces from the Grill Room dining accessories are already in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.