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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Gordon Powell
Vintage 1980-1989 United States Modern Abstract Sculptures
A constructed and painted wood sculpture titled "Cherub #3" by the American abstract artist Gordon Powell. His work has been exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, Raci...
Andre Cazenave
Vintage 1970-1979 France Modern Table Lamps
An iconic floor or table lamp by Andre Cazenave for Atelier A that resembles a luminous "moon" rock or a boulder with a gravel surface. Perhaps inspired by the Apollo 11 mo...
Ettore Sottsass
Vintage 1950-1959 Italy Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
An impressive, Mid-Century bottle vase, design attributed to Memphis founder Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) for Bitossi Ceramics and imported by Raymor. This design is from the Rochetto...
Bernard Buffet
Vintage 1960-1969 France Expressionist Prints
An original color lithograph, "Les Trapezistes" (The Trapeze artists) signed by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), a French, post-war painter. Buffet is known for his expressionis...
Sgrafo Modern
Vintage 1960-1969 Germany Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A sculptural Sgrafo Modern Korallenform vase with modernistic forms atop a circular, pod-like base. The unusual design recalls Gaudi's idiosyncratic forms. A bold, unique example of ...
Gilbert Valentin
Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A two-color, glazed earthenware vase by the French ceramic artist Gilbert Valentin (1928-2001) with a modernist design. A master of glazes, Valentin uses striking canary yellow and b...
Del Campo
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...
Eero Saarinen
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...
Vintage 1970-1979 Italy Modern Decorative Boxes
Sterling Silver
A petite 1970s sterling and green enamel pillbox by Cartier. The geometric design of a square within a square is a very attractive example of modern design from the period. C'est tre...
André Baud
Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A stylized, white glazed ceramic "colombe" (dove) attributed to the French artist Andre Baud (1903-1986). The simplicity of the form and glaze is typical of Baud's work. In...
Bruno Foucart & Jean-Louis Gaillemin
1990-1999 France Modern Books
An excellent reference book on the major French interior designers from the 1940s. Included is work by Jacques Adnet, Andre Arbus, Rene Drouet, Maxime Old, Rene Prou, Jules Leleu, Je...
Robert Picault
Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A rare ceramic plate of a female nude by the French potter Robert Picault (1919-2000). Signed and dated by the artist. A compelling and significant addition to a collection of Mid-Ce...

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