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: 18 October 2018

    Phillips’ October Design Auctions Realise £5.6 Million Works by Diego Giacometti, Jean Royère and Charlotte Perriand Soared Above Estimate New Auction Records Set for Sir Edwin Lutyens and Paolo Buffa

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 01 October 2018

    And a Separate Session Dedicated to Modern British Ceramics Lucie Rie and Hans Coper – Potter and Artist

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 26 June 2018

    Phillips is pleased to announce that Meaghan Roddy, Senior International Specialist, Americas, will relocate to Los Angeles to lead the Design department’s West Coast initiatives. The move reflects the extraordinary growth of the Phillips Design Department and the increasing importance of California to the company’s expansion.

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Recent Videos

Important Design | Lucie Rie and Hans Coper – Potter and Artist

"Important Design" brings together monumental works by a spectrum of international artists this fall…

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News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 18 October 2018

    Phillips’ October Design Auctions Realise £5.6 Million Works by Diego Giacometti, Jean Royère and Charlotte Perriand Soared Above Estimate New Auction Records Set for Sir Edwin Lutyens and Paolo Buffa

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 01 October 2018

    And a Separate Session Dedicated to Modern British Ceramics Lucie Rie and Hans Coper – Potter and Artist

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 26 June 2018

    Phillips is pleased to announce that Meaghan Roddy, Senior International Specialist, Americas, will relocate to Los Angeles to lead the Design department’s West Coast initiatives. The move reflects the extraordinary growth of the Phillips Design Department and the increasing importance of California to the company’s expansion.

    Read more

More Press Releases >

Recent Videos

Important Design | Lucie Rie and Hans Coper – Potter and Artist

"Important Design" brings together monumental works by a spectrum of international artists this fall…

More Videos >