These “Steamer” chairs were designed in the mid 1970’s by Canadian designer Thomas Lamb (1938-1997) and are made out of plywood. These are being sold by Canadian dealer Ray Kisber.
It is not uncommon to see Russell Wright’s dinnerware at antique shows but it is hard to find rare pieces. That is why I was delighted to see these salad servers from Keller&Ross. The shop’s owner explained to me that serving pieces are hard to come by because they broke more easily than dishes and cups while in use. The reason is that salad servers hit against each other when mixing food and since these are ceramic, they would easily break. The serving pieces do not bear Wright’s signature because they are too small and also were not part of one particular line but could be sold with any of his products.
I love this wall clock. It is Model no. 2291 and was designed by George Nelson in 1962. Made of walnut and aluminum, it is referred to as the “60-slat” wall clock. This piece was also brought to the show by Ray Kisber.
These are perhaps not the most interesting pieces of jewelry that I have ever seen but the story behind them fascinated me. I have never heard of Glen Yenk, the man that designed these, but Charles Phalon of Last Century Ltd. told me that Yenk, who worked in the 1980’s, was inspired by New York biker culture. These pieces are edgy and while they may look threatening and heavy, they are not. Made of aluminum the rings and earrings are very light weight and quite sculptural.
PS… I want to mention that this is my 100th blog post and I would like to thank you all for reading. Knowing that I have loyal readers means a lot to me. I hope you enjoy following the blog as much as I enjoy writing it.