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Design on the Verge: Phillips in Miami
While in town for Art Basel and Design Miami/, Phillips ventured beyond the exhibition booths to meet with some of the city's most prominent artists, curators and collectors to discuss the future of design.
The Year in Design: New Horizons for French and Italian Icons
Hot on the heels of their December auction in New York, our Design department reflects on the biggest trends, milestones and moments of 2018.
VR Walkthrough: Design
Tour Design in this virtual reality walkthrough from 450 Park Avenue in New York. On view: Wendell Castle, Harry Bertoia, the Martins Brothers, Judy Kensley McKie, Ettorre Sottsass and more.
The Diversity and Intensity of the Martin Brothers
Author and historian Malcolm Haslam shares the common threads running through four uncommonly witty masterworks from the Martin Brothers.
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News and Results
Press Release: 26 November 2018Read more
Press Release: 30 September 2018
And a Separate Session Dedicated to Modern British Ceramics Lucie Rie and Hans Coper – Potter and ArtistRead more
Press Release: 16 September 2018
Shape & Space: New Ceramic Presence. A Standalone Auction to be held in London on 5 October 2018, Curated by Francesco BonamiRead more
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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