I just have to mention these lovely beige DSW, spotted at Danish auction house Lauritz, as they are deadly trendy. I tried to buy some about week ago, but gave up when price rose too high. Too popular. Can’t keep a secret like this though!
These chairs were specially manufactured by Herman Miller for American soldiers stationed in Germany. Each chair has a unique number and since they were designed for outdoor use the seats each have five holes for rain water.
At the moment there are no active lots on these, but in recent auctions the hammer price has landed on approx. 4500 SEK | €500 | £440 | $720 | a chair, including buyer’s premium (on average; they have been sold in pairs, and sets of 4 and 6 chairs – smaller and more worn groups less pricey per piece). Coolness!
Update April 15th: You can right now find these chairs, in a slightly stone/greyish tone, at Blocket (i.e. Swedish equivalent of Craigslist). A March auction winner changed her mind.
Update April 26th: Now there’s another bunch of them for sale at Blocket! The second regretful auction winner in two weeks (!) What happened. Did they think the chairs were nicer IRL, I mean they are actually quite scraped, worn and …grey? Hm. Let’s see how the April 27th auction goes- those chairs have same kind of ‘unpolished’ condition like the regretted ones at Blocket….