Where mid-century design reigns

Where mid-century design reigns

Vintage lovers might be familiar with Mr Bigglesworthy, which has made a name for itself in premium retro furniture, art and industrial design.

Well, it's just teamed up with Webb’s to offer stand-alone sales of modern design with a particular focus on World War II era through to the 1970's.

The Webb's Modern Design auction to be held on March 29 isn’t just an offering of chairs dusted off from nana’s lounge; it presents objects from a host of international designers such as Grant Featherston, Arne Jacobsen, Hans Olsen and Jens Risom alongside New Zealand standouts Ernst Plischke and Garth Chester.

If you’re looking for a mass produced, cloned-to-death mid-century design you’ll be thoroughly disappointed.

The collection features a handpicked selection of rare pieces, creating a narrative that spans from the early utilitarian furniture of the post war era to the deluxe rosewood and chrome that defined the 1970s.

The catalogue can be viewed online or previewed from 11-3 this weekend.