On the Auction Block

#IDSA17Atlanta Features Design Foundation Auction

Take a break at this year’s International Design Conference to bid on some new and vintage products at the Design Foundation Auction—and learn some ID lessons along the way. Thanks to the generous donations of IDSA Fellows, members and others, you’ll be able to bid on some cool items—ranging from rare, to the next big thing.

Auction items such as computers, housewares, electronics and even a drone will be on display in the Design Gallery portion of the conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 5–6pm on Aug. 16, and 10am–5pm on Aug. 17 and 18. Silent bidding will be open until 4:30pm on Fri., Aug. 18, then live bidding will be held 4:30–5pm.

Among the vintage items up for bids: IDSA Fellow Cooper Woodring has donated The Petipoint Iron, which earned a US patent in 1941. It was designed by Brooks Stevens, FIDSA, who created more than 3,000 products ranging from cookware, lawnmowers and company logosto the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. "It is ironic that a designer who spent so much of his life creating larger-than-life vehicles should be known to design historians chiefly for a smaller-than-average clothes iron."