Hindman’s Modern Design Department is devoted to every major design movement of the past century, ranging from Art Nouveau to Postmodernism and Contemporary Design and Craft. Our programming aims to showcase our passion for 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 by championing exciting and important designers from history’s most innovative design epoch.
Hindman’s Modern Design department is devoted to every major design movement of the past century 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. Our auctions feature work by notable artists like Louis Marjorelle, the Roycrofters, Gustav Stickley, and Frank Lloyd Wright; studio ceramics from Martin Brothers, Newcomb College, Rookwood, Roseville, Van Briggle, and Zsolnay; and lighting by Handel, Pairpoint, and Tiffany. Our auctions also include the work of mid-century modern artists and firms such as Harry Bertoia, Dunbar, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen; Italian and Scandinavian design; studio furniture by Paul Evans, George Nakashima, and Philip Lloyd Powell; and studio art glass by Dale Chihuly and his contemporaries.
Hindman’s 20th Century Glass auction serves as our biannual platform devoted entirely to the rich artistic history and expressive nature of this highly versatile material. The sale features work from nearly every major international glass movement of the past 100 years. The sale regularly features key figures in the American Studio Art Glass Movement, iconic mid-century Scandinavian and Italian pieces, as well as an internarial cross-section of Early 20th Century makers such Galle, Daum, Lalique, Loetz, Tiffany Studios and Steuben Glassworks.
Hudson Berry is the Director of 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, donations, and estate tax appraisals. Mr. Berry serves as the head of sale for Modern Design and 20th-Century Glass. The Modern Design Department is able to offer works from all major design movements of the 20th century. Prior to joining Hindman, Mr. Berry served for eight years as cofounder of Condition Report Conservation, a conservation and restoration studio focused on 20th-century design. In this position, he worked with some of the nation’s leading galleries, collectors, institutions, and design fairs.
“A form only achievable by a master in the field.”
“Exemplary and intricate bronze and wood work.”
“A perfect juxtaposition of color.”
“Stunning curvature in Danish design.”
“A prime example of Paul Evans craftmanship and influence.”
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