Herman Miller

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

May 18, 2016

Lot 184, Isamu Noguchi, Chess Table, 1944-1947

LAMA is immensely pleased to offer Isamu Noguchi’s exceptional and rare Chess Table—first designed for “The Imagery of Chess,” a 1944 exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York organized by Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. Peter Loughrey discusses this seminal exhibit and Noguchi’s contribution to it: “The table is not only a seminal work in the development of organic modernism…it also embodies a perfect union of art and design, being, as it is, sculptural and functional at once.”

Herman Miller Book from A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones Collection

April 30, 2010

Today I found another inspiring book from the A. Quincy Jones collection. This book titled “A statement of expectations” is a small folio of photographs and statements intended to organize the proposed plan for the Herman Miller building in Bath, England. This book was written by Max de Pree, Chairman of Herman Miller in 1978 […]

Herman Miller Design Catalog (1964) from the collection of Elaine K. Sewell Jones

January 18, 2010

Another interesting book from the collection of A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones, this Herman Miller Design Catalog from 1964 features detailed designs, which are organized by dividers labeled: Chairs, Seating Systems, /Seating, Tables, Office Systems, /Conference Tables, Cases & Beds, /CSS, Textiles & Objects, General Information, and Specifications. My favorite section is […]

Just In: Herman Miller Textiles & Objects Book of Photographs

January 14, 2010

LAMA is currently representing objects from the collection of Elaine K. Sewell Jones and A. Quincy Jones. Among the vast assortment of books, drawings, magazines, and photographs, one book in particular caught our eye.  A Herman Miller Textiles & Objects book of compiled photographs taken by Charles Eames, which was hand-made by Elaine Jones who […]