Daniel Ayer

George Nelson for Herman Miller “Home Office Desk”, wood, leather, and metal, Zeeland, Michigan, design date 1948, Hammer Price: $5000

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers:

Ten Designers to Buy Now – Create a Unique Work- From-Home Space with Objects from Auctions

October 15 - 1pm - 2pm



"Let’s face it, working from home and video teleconference is the “new normal.” If you haven’t done so already, or need inspiration, now is the time to create a sophisticated and functional workspace to step up your Zoom game.


In this talk, we will explore the designers and home office furniture styles available at auction for reasonable prices. Designers include such icons as Knoll, Eames, Nelson, McCobb, Jacobsen, Wegner, Juhl, Aalto, Saarinen, and even Nakashima. Styles are available to suit your taste from Art Nouveau to Contemporary. We will also offer some tips for creating a teleconferencing background that will present you in a professional light with a splash of individuality.


Dan Ayer, Director of the 20th Century Design Department at Skinner, has expertise in furniture, lighting, and decorative arts spanning the 20th Century.


Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, offers its customers worldwide, “anywhere” access to its sales through in-person and online bidding. Skinner auctions reach an international audience and showcase the unique, rare, and beautiful in dozens of categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others."

Caption for photo on previous page: Hans Wegner (1914-2007) Swivel Desk Chair, teak, leather, and chrome-plated steel, Denmark, c. 1955, Hammer Price: $11,000

Poul Cadovius for Royal System "System Cado" Wall Furniture, rosewood, Denmark, c. 1960, Hammer Price: $1500

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