Modern furniture fans have some treats coming up, with big auctions planned in May at Auckland auction houses Webb's and Art + Object. 

Webb's are collaborating for the fifth time with modern furniture specialists Mr. Bigglesworthy, who not only source the best mid-century New Zealand furniture, but import great discoveries from the UK and US as well.

The auction is being held at Webb's on May 15 at 6.30pm, with a preview event on May 8 at 6.30pm. 

Here are some of the highlights from the upcoming auction:

The 'Goldola' sofa (above) was designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. 

The 'B40' teak sideboard (above) is by Dieter Waeckerlin for Behr Mobel.

And this 'Mr' chair and ottoman (above) is by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. You can see the full catalogue of treasures here.