Statement Antiques with Name Brands Attached
1 Mark Weinstein (known by his business name, Marc) has been designing abstract metal wall sculptures, like this bronze starburst (37½" diam.), since the mid-1960s. His scrap-metal-dealer father regularly brought home bits for his son to play with, which Weinstein later turned into artworks. $3,800, John Salibello, 2309 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-1484.
2 The architect Eero Saarinen was noted for his organic space-age forms, including this circa-1970 swivel armchair (31½" h. x 27" w. x 21" d.), which has been reupholstered in an out-there orange linen. $2,500, Robert Stilin, 74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 631-329-7141.
3 Hermès has come a long way since it was founded in 1837 as a workshop for making harnesses. Throughout the 1950s, the French company also made cigarette boxes, such as this gold-plated version trimmed in black leather (3¾" h. x 3½" diam.). $2,200, MONC XIII, 40 Madison St., Sag Harbor, 631-808-3333.
4 The little-known American furniture designer Henry Olko often worked with pliable bamboo. This whimsical orange chair from 1965 is fitted with black vinyl cushions (4'9½" h. x 33" w. x 22½" d.). $2,450, Home114, 67 West St., Ste. 606, Brooklyn, 718-383-5091.
5 Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the cantilevered Brno chair in 1930 for a house in Czechoslovakia. This circa-1970 reproduction (32½" h. x 22¾" w. x 24" d.) is made of steel and finished with patterned upholstery. $4,800 for a set of 8, Stellar Union, 25 N. Sea Rd., Southampton, 631-204-0315.
A version of this article appeared in the August 1 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Label Conscious.