Past Auction Results
Pedal to the Metal: The Automotive Origins of Marc Newson’s ‘Orgone’ Chair
Luke T. Baker explores how the Australian designer looked to Italian coachbuilding techniques to create his own sleek and sensual works.
The Seduction of Stillness
An impressive feat of sustained making, ‘Kamen’ is also a cyclical act of reception—refining, improving and extending the same forms and materials.
Dystopia and Decadence: A Table and Jewel Safe from the 'Robber Baron' Series
Two conceptual works by Studio Job offer tongue-in-cheek commentary on such grave matters as power, capitalism and the legacy of art itself.
Suspended Expression: Kuramata's 'Miss Blanche' Chair
An homage to Miss Blanche DuBois, the heroine in Tennessee Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' the present chair has become one of the most iconic designs in Shiro Kuramata's oeuvre.
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Appointment Continues the Growth of Phillips’ Presence in Paris and Expansion of its International Design Department
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Works by Claude Lalanne, Jean Dunand, Edmund de Waal, Marc Newson, and Shiro Kuramata to Lead the Sale
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