Design

Phillips’ Design department offers exceptional examples of 20th and 21st century design including both functional furniture and conceptual works. The department has introduced highly successful and innovative new categories to the design auction market including contemporary ceramics and architectural works.

We conduct seasonal Design, Design Masters, and Nordic Design sales in New York and London where our offerings include sought-after works by design masters such as François-Xavier Lalanne, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Poul Henningsen, Alexandre Noll, and Jean Royère and works by iconic Modernist designers Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Jean-Michel Frank, and Le Corbusier.

Phillips Design realized its highest totals ever in 2013 and won market share from its competitors in both London and New York due to vigorous international bidding by new and existing clients from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. Phillips Design posted year-over-year growth in each of the last six years—the only house to do so—and more than doubled its global sold total during a financially challenging period.

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News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 13 December 2016

    Phillips' December Design auctioned realized a total of $9.6 million, selling 76% by lot and 79% by value.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 05 December 2016

    Phillips is pleased to announce the Light & Aerie: The Collection Of Lee F. Mindel, FAIA on 13 December in New York, an auction entirely composed of objects from the iconic architect and designer’s personal collection. As a partner in the legendary firm Shelton, Mindel & Associates, Mr. Mindel has had a direct hand in creating some of the most inspiring interiors across the globe.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 21 November 2016

    Phillips is pleased to announce highlights from the December Design auctions. The Design Evening Sale, which will take place at 5pm on 13 December, is comprised of 47 carefully chosen lots that represent the very best examples of the category, across the 20th century. The sale offers a strong showing of French and Italian design, with important American pieces, as well. Works by Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, Marcel Coard, and Isamu Noguchi, among others, will all be included. Design will be held earlier the same day, at 10am, and will feature important works by Paul Dupré-Lafon, Donald Deskey, and Ettore Sottsass, Jr. among the 111 lots.

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Light & Aerie: The Collection of Lee F. Mindel, FAIA

Unlike the period rooms at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which all represent a time and a place, t…

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News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 13 December 2016

    Phillips' December Design auctioned realized a total of $9.6 million, selling 76% by lot and 79% by value.

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 05 December 2016

    Phillips is pleased to announce the Light & Aerie: The Collection Of Lee F. Mindel, FAIA on 13 December in New York, an auction entirely composed of objects from the iconic architect and designer’s personal collection. As a partner in the legendary firm Shelton, Mindel & Associates, Mr. Mindel has had a direct hand in creating some of the most inspiring interiors across the globe.

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 21 November 2016

    Phillips is pleased to announce highlights from the December Design auctions. The Design Evening Sale, which will take place at 5pm on 13 December, is comprised of 47 carefully chosen lots that represent the very best examples of the category, across the 20th century. The sale offers a strong showing of French and Italian design, with important American pieces, as well. Works by Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, Marcel Coard, and Isamu Noguchi, among others, will all be included. Design will be held earlier the same day, at 10am, and will feature important works by Paul Dupré-Lafon, Donald Deskey, and Ettore Sottsass, Jr. among the 111 lots.

    Read more

More Press Releases >

Recent Videos

Light & Aerie: The Collection of Lee F. Mindel, FAIA

Unlike the period rooms at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which all represent a time and a place, t…

More Videos >