Auction Results: Important Design & Casa di Fantasia
In Phillips' first London Design auctions of the year, robust interest in European mid-century masters catapulted the sales past their high estimates to a combined total of £5.2 million.
Featured on Whitewall: 'The Phillips Team Talks Design'
Our London team sat down with Whitewall's editors in anticipation of our Important Design auction on 21 March.
VR Walkthrough: Important Design and Casa di Fantasia
Tour Important Design and Casa di Fantasia in this virtual reality walkthrough from 30 Berkeley Square in London. On view: Gio Ponti, Franco Albini, Fausto Melotti and more.
Rooms of Enchantment: Ponti in the Lucano House
Curator and art historian Brian Kish reveals the story behind one of Gio Ponti's greatest collaborative projects.
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News and Results
Press Release: 21 March 2019
Realising £1.9 million, Preceded by Important Design, realising £3.3 millionRead more
Press Release: 27 February 2019
A Sale of the Collection from an Apartment Designed by Gio Ponti in 1951Read more
Press Release: 28 January 2019
An Exhibition of Ettore Sottsass’ Work in London Showcasing Historic Ceramics and Enamels from Private Collections 4 – 15 February 2019, LondonRead more
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