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Design | Gallery Tour | New York

Join Benjamin Green for a walkthrough at our Design New York sale featuring Shiro Kuramata’s ‘Miss Blanche chair’, an icon of post modern design and eternal beauty and François-Xavier Lalanne’s ‘Mouton de Pierre’, a significant work in the artist’s oeuvre, a fantastic menagerie of creatures.

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    8 June 2022

    Phillips’ June Design Sales Realize $5.1 Million

    Records Set for Shiro Kuramata, Jennifer Lee, and Doyle Lane

    Works from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad Soar Past Estimates

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    25 May 2022

    Phillips to Offer Works by Design Masters Spanning the 20th and 21st Centuries

    Sale on 7 June to Feature Works by Alberto Giacometti, François-Xavier Lalanne, Joris Laarman, Shiro Kuramata, Harry Bertoia, and Ron Arad

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    12 May 2022

    Led by Jean-Michel Frank, Phillips’ Design Sale Realises £4.5 Million, with Six New Auction Records Set Including Angelo Lelii, and Barovier & Toso

    Sale Total: £4,495,176 / $5,480,519 / €5,249,467

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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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