Arne Jacobsen, Desk, 1952. Made for the office of the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York. Stainless Steel, Lacquered Cuban mahogany, leather, ebony. On auction: Sotheby’s. Estimate £40,000-60,000. But it didn’t sell.
On a quiet street in Santa Monica,
Michael and Gabrielle Boyd
found the perfect home for their family and their collection of 20th century art and furniture.
Impassioned collectors, their heroes are giants of modernism: Oscar Niemeyer, who designed their house; Roberto Burle Marx, who inspired the landscaping; Gerrit Rietveld, Marcel Breuer, Jean Prouvé, Arne Jacobsen, and other formgivers whose furnishings they revere and use.