The Wright Auction House in Chicago will be a busy one on October 6 as it will make the best of efforts to remind potential buyers of a certain period in the 90s that they loved so much. And the same is symbolified by Philippe Starck’s creations that were custom tailored for Ian Schrager for the Paramount and Royalton boutique hotels in Manhattan. Let us remind you that when these were unveiled almost a decade ago, everybody’s jaws droppped because nothing of this kind was ever witnessed before.
The good news is that some of the very same and very original furniture by Starck will be auctioned off. Buyers will agree that the avant-garde designs by the man available in the markets today are tamed, which is just why the auction is a great way to capture the artists’s wild creativity from this early days.
In the pic above, the bars stools were originally designed for the Royalton Hotel and bear a price tage between $2K and $3K. The auction house owner said that Starck usually misses the mark of being a collector’s fave because he is a bit uniquitous but the original furniture changes a few things here and there.
Via¬ wright & nytimes