Modern Design


Hindman’s Modern Design department is devoted to every major design movement of the past century ranging from Art Nouveau thru Postmodernism into Contemporary Design and Craft. Our programming aims to showcase our adoration of this rich history by offering works by and for an international design audience. The biannual Modern Design and 20th Century Glass auctions aim to engage discerning collectors and first-time buyers alike through championing countless exciting and important designers from history’s most innovative design epoch.


Modern Design

Our Modern Design auctions include works from the early 20th century to present day, including the Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Mid-Century and Studio furniture, lighting and textiles and Contemporary Art Glass.

Notable artists include Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley and the Roycrofters and Louis Marjorelle,studio ceramics from Rookwood, Newcomb College, Zsolnay, Martin Brothers, Roseville and Van Briggle and lighting by Tiffany, Handel and Pairpoint. Our auctions also include Mid-Century modern artists, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Dunbar, Harry Bertoia and Eero Saarinen, Italian and Scandinavian design, studio furniture by Nakashima, Powell and Evans and studio art glass by Dale Chihuly and contemporaries.

20th Century Glass

Our 20th Century Glass auctions include glass from Loetz, Gallé, Daum, Thomas Webb & Sons and Lalique.

Hudson Berry

Specialist, Modern Design

Hudson Berry is a specialist for the 20th Century Design department at Hindman.

Mr. Berry joined the firm in 2018 as a department specialist. He evaluates, appraises and catalogs over 3,000 works of design each year, including property for insurance, donation and estate tax appraisals. Mr. Berry serves a Head of Sale for three biannual sales, Modern Design, 20th Century Decorative Arts and 20th Century Glass. Between the three sales, the department is able to offer works spanning all major design movements of the 20th century from Art Nouveau through Postmodernism.  Prior to joining Hindman, Mr. Berry served for eight years as co-founder of Condition Report Conservation, a conservation and restoration studio focused on 20th century design working with some of the nation’s leading galleries, collectors, institutions and design fairs.

Hudson Berry

Specialist, Modern Design

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Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit items electronically or to contact any of our offices directly.​​

Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates. ​

To begin an estimate, our specialists will need:​

  • At least 3 photos​
  • Detailed description​
  • Details on signatures or marks

Auction Specialist

Hudson Berry

Specialist, Modern Design

The Modern Design department is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. To request an electronic evaluation of your property, click the button below and begin the consignment process now.