Arts 220

Winnetka, IL

About Arts 220

Fern Simon opened ARTS 220 in 1987 with a passionate mission to promote modern art and design. Our emphasis is on finding exceptional forms with a modernist aesthetic and innovative materials that integrate art and industry. An early champion of mid-century European and American modernists, ARTS 220 continues to offer significant work by Marianne Brandt, William Spratling, Piero Fornasetti, Roger Capron, Gilbert Valentin, Jean Cocteau, Robert Nickle, Pierre Cardin, and Chanel among others. Our inventory includes fine art, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, and glass. Fern ...Read More

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Vintage 1960-1969 Japan Modern More Desk Accessories
A bright yellow Toot-A-Loop AM radio by Panasonic in very good condition. This battery-powered wrist radio is doughnut-shaped and when twisted open, reveals the dial inside. Great,...
Del Campo
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Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces
Bronze, Enamel
A large, impressive Mid-Century Italian bowl by Studio Del Campo, Turin (1956-1998) with a strong abstract design. Highly-regarded for the precision of their finishes and use of gold...
Piero Fornasetti
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Vintage 1970-1979 Italy Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A vintage porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of his muse, Lina Cavalieri, winking at the viewer. Is she flirting or signaling a shared secret? This plate is #130 in his...
Ray Eames
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware
A rare, black and white plastic tray designed by Ray Eames, produced by Waverly Products in 1954. "Sea Things" was one of several fabric patterns designed by Ray for Schiff...
Jean Cocteau
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A limited edition cup and saucer by the surrealist artist Jean Cocteau (1883-1963). Signed on cup, and numbered 43/50 on base of saucer. Titled "La Dame Etonnee" ("Wom...
Higgins Glass
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Glass
This is an early and rare tray by modernist Chicago glass artists Michael and Frances Higgins, pioneers in working with fused glass. The abstract design parallels the emergence of Ab...
Herbert Bayer
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Vintage 1940-1949 United States Modern Prints
Herbert Bayer's iconic cover design of multiple faces for the August 1940 issue of Harper's Bazaar. This is the complete magazine. Scarce. An important addition to a collection of 20...
Sgrafo Modern
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Vintage 1960-1969 Germany Modern Ceramics
A group of three white porcelain vases by the innovative designer Peter Muller for Sgrafo Modern. In 1955 two brothers, Peter and Klaus Muller opened a small porcelain factory in ...
Eero Saarinen
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Vintage 1970-1979 United States Mid-Century Modern Stools
Aluminum, Wool
This iconic swivel stool, designed by Eero Saarinen, was first introduced by Knoll in 1958 as part of its Pedestal collection. It has become a modern design Classic. This rare exampl...
Marianne Brandt
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Vintage 1930-1939 Germany Bauhaus Tableware
Lacquer, Sheet Metal, Steel
Modernist lacquered metal napkin holder by the Bauhaus designer Marianne Brandt. A strong example of Bauhaus metalwork in very good original condition.
Pierre Cardin
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Vintage 1970-1979 Japan Modern Glass
A rare set of five glass tumblers by Pierre Cardin. The combination of clear and French blue glass is striking. Etched signature and logo. Reference: See p. 193 in Pierre Cardin ...
Carlo Nason
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Vintage 1970-1979 Italy Modern Glass
Blown Glass
A very sculptural low bowl of blown glass, attributed to Carlo Nason for Mazzega. An elegant, modern form that suggests a Space Age design.

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