Featured Lots—Evening and Day Sales
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.
In the Zone: Wendell Castle's Environment for Contemplation
Glenn Adamson, Senior Research Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, takes a look at a unique design suggesting a primordial cavern—translated into a contemporary idiom.
Eugene Schoen and America's Industrial Modernism
Our New York specialists review one of Eugene Schoen's most important pieces, a table that was originally intended for the ladies' powder room in the RKO Roxy Theatre in Manhattan.
Jean-Michel Frank's Clean Lines
An icon of minimalist design, Jean-Michel Frank is known for combining a spartan aesthetic with sumptuous, tactile materials.
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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.
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