Barcelona coffee table | Wright

Wright-Barcelona coffee table

Estimated value: 3000-5000 US$

Auction:
Modernist 20 Century

Sales date: 2003-12-07

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 115

Design

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Manufacturer Jerry Griffith

Architonic id

4103268

This example was made by Jerry Griffith in Chicago under the supervision of Mies van der Rohe. The Griffith tables have extremely precise corners, and less reinforcement at the central cross than later production examples by Knoll. The tables were hand made for each project specified by Mies, and very few were produced. Jerry Griffith made this table in 1968 for a private client. The table was never purchased by the client, however, and subsequently acquired by Rick Biles, a student of Mies' at IIT and an intern at Griffith's workshop.
Provenance: Rick Biles acquired directly from Griffith
Private Collection, Chicago
Stainless steel, glass
40"w x 40"d x 16"h