Past Auction Results
Design on Vinyl
Los Angeles-based dealer, author, and DJ Greg Wooten shares his favorite record covers featuring iconic 20th century Design.
Lucie Rie from the Estate of Claire Frankel
British ceramist Alison Britton brings a maker’s eye to a journalist’s collection.
Contemporary Dutch Design: In Conversation with Gijs Bakker
With a strong offering of contemporary Dutch design this season, we engaged design expert Rob Driessen to interview the renowned designer and teacher Gijs Bakker about the origins of the movement.
House Calls: Mira Nakashima
We caught up with the Japanese-American furniture designer to learn more about her New Hope, Pennsylvania workshop, the concept of “Ichigo, ichi e” and preserving the legacy of her father—George Nakashima.
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Press Release: 30 July 2020
Sale Total: $3,581,438 / £ 2,763,796 / € 3,052,818
Press Release: 23 July 2020
Works by Designers Including Alberto Giacometti, Jeroen Verhoeven, Wendell Castle, Jean Prouvé, Lucie Rie and Hans Coper Among Others Highlight the Sale
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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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