Moving a National Treasure
In conversation with Elie Massaoutis, boiseries expert Patrick Gavelle takes us inside the exquisite Jean Dunand fumoir.
Is Modernism the Pinnacle of Progress?
With our first Design sale in 2021—an online-only offering of 70 lots—we look at how designers have adapted to their environments over the course of the twentieth century.
Inclusion By Design
On offer in our upcoming Design Online sale will be a group of exceptional works to benefit RISD's Intercultural Student Engagement program. We caught up with Associate Dean Tony Johnson to learn more about the initiative—and the students it supports.
VR Walkthrough: Design
Join us for a virtual walkthrough of our Design auction from 1 Hampton Road. On view: Gio Ponti, Stilnovo, Peter Voulkos, Max Ingrand, Hans J. Wegner, and more.
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Design: Online Auction
3 February 2021 - 10 February 2021 • New York
9 December 2020 • New York
Lux, Lucis, Luci - a Declension of Lights: Online Auction
9 December 2020 - 16 December 2020 • London
20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction
3 December 2020 • Hong Kong
12 November 2020 • London
News and Results
21 April 2021
Never-Before-Seen Group of Jean Royère Works from a Private Family Collection to be Unveiled at Phillips this JuneRead more
22 February 2021
Phillips Appoints Beth Vilinsky as Senior International Design Specialist, SVPRead more
22 February 2021
Phillips Announces Jean Dunand’s ‘Les Palmiers’ Smoking Room, 1930-1936Read more
One of the Greatest Achievements in 20th Century French Design and an Exceptional Example of Jean Dunand’s Work, ‘Les Palmiers’ will be Offered in Phillips’ London Design Auction on 30 June
The Design Department
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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