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Ferrari on Sottsass

Watch Fulvio Ferrari — Founder of Museo Casa Mollino in Turin, Italy — discuss an Italian design highlight of the Design, London auction: Ettore Sotsass, Jr.'s Rare mirror, circa 1960.

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    15 April 2024

    Phillips Announces Highlights from the London Design Auction, Featuring Exceptional 20th Century French, Brazilian, and Italian Design

    Sale on 2 May to be Led by Diego Giacometti, and Include Iconic Works by Joaquim Tenreiro and Ettore Sottsass

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    15 April 2024

    Phillips Design Auction to Include an Exceptional Array of Brazilian Design

    Sale on 2 May to Include Important Works by Joaquim Tenreiro and Regina Bolonha, José Zanine Caldas, and Fernando and Humberto Campana

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    29 February 2024

    Invisible Collection Announces Residency at Phillips Los Angeles

    During Frieze week, the leading online design gallery will debut a unique, year-long exhibition within the private client room at the auction house’s LA space


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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 Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Jean-Michel Frank, Charlotte Perriand, Finn Juhl, and Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, among others.

We have achieved world record prices at auction for Peter Voulkos, Hans Coper, Jean Royère, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Dunand, Alberto Giacometti and Shiro Kuramata as well as celebrated contemporary designers such as Joris Laarman and Ingrid Donat.

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