Design

Phillips' Design department offers exceptional examples of 20th and 21st century design including both functional furniture and conceptual works. We are a dominant global force, unified by an acute understanding of the market and international collecting trends. Our expertise includes European Modernism and Art Deco, French, Italian and Nordic Design, International and American Aesthetic Movement and Arts and Crafts, American Modernism and Studio Craft, contemporary design, architecture, glass and ceramics.

Phillips conducts seasonal Design sales in New York, London and Hong Kong. Expertly presented and thoughtfully curated, our auctions bring together sought-after works by masters such as Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Jean-Michel Frank, Charlotte Perriand, Finn Juhl and Shiro Kuramata.

We have achieved world record prices at auction for Lucie Rie, Jean Royère, Isamu Noguchi, Poul Henningsen and Marcel Coard as well as celebrated contemporary designers Marc Newson and Joris Laarman.

Our team seamlessly works together to expand our global, and continually growing, client base. In 2016, we welcomed new buyers from around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Phillips is committed to supporting modern and contemporary design across all facets of the wider arts community, through a global program of engagement with renowned institutions such as the Design Museum, London, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the VITRA Design Museum, Germany.

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News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 06 June 2018

    Phillips' New York Design auction realized $4,472,063, selling 91% by value and 88% by lot.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 24 May 2018

    Works by Piero Fornasetti, Jean Royère, Lucie Rie, Judy Kensley McKie, and Zaha Hadid to Lead the Sale

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 16 May 2018

    Highlights include a unique Fornasetti screen and Sting’s personal Yamaha piano

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Piero Fornasetti’s Thirty-Two Panels Manifest “La Stanza Metafisica”, The Metaphysical Space

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News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 06 June 2018

    Phillips' New York Design auction realized $4,472,063, selling 91% by value and 88% by lot.

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 24 May 2018

    Works by Piero Fornasetti, Jean Royère, Lucie Rie, Judy Kensley McKie, and Zaha Hadid to Lead the Sale

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 16 May 2018

    Highlights include a unique Fornasetti screen and Sting’s personal Yamaha piano

    Read more

More Press Releases >

Recent Videos

Piero Fornasetti’s Thirty-Two Panels Manifest “La Stanza Metafisica”, The Metaphysical Space

Piero Fornasetti was fascinated with screens—he referred to them as his favorite “children”—and appr…

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