03 September 2019

Phillips to Offer Works from Japan’s

Esteemed Quico Collection of Nordic Design


Auction House’s First Online-Only Design Auction to

Feature Over 120 Works of Furniture, Glass, Rugs, Jewellery, and Lighting


Open for Bidding from 16-25 September

NEW YORK – 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 – This month, Phillips will host its first ever online-only design auction– a sale dedicated to works from the Quico Collection of Harajuku, Tokyo, which is mostly comprised of Nordic and Scandinavian Design. The Quico founders curated their own personal collection with the same discerning eye that has been responsible for their brand’s success. An affinity for the Nordic and Scandinavian aesthetic is encapsulated within their personal collection, which includes works by such greats as Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala, Paavo Tynell, Björn Weckström, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and Hans J. Wegner. Bidding will be open From 16-25 September the entire collection will be on view at Phillips’ Park Ave galleries in New York from 16-22 September.

Marcus McDonald, International Specialist, Design, said, “Quico’s founders have built a lovely and discerning collection, with Nordic and Scandinavian Design performing an important and yet ludic role within their lives, from their brand philosophy to the objects that surround them in the privacy of their home. It was my pleasure to view their Nordic and Scandinavian Design collection, which has such a refined selection of glassworks, including the set of three "Apple" vases by Ingeborg Lundin who was described by the British curator, Leslie Jackson, as the “Balenciaga of glass.” This sale – the first of its kind at Phillips – will offer everyone the opportunity to bid on exceptional works with exceptional estimates and we look forward to welcoming all guests to see the collection in person in our New York galleries.”