A Pair of Storied Ponti Wall Lights Emerges
Brian Kish on Ponti’s Time & Life Obelisk Wall Lights.
Vivid Links: Design New York
We contextualize a selection of works that span the most important historical and aesthetic design movements of the 20th and 21st century which will be on offer in our upcoming Design sale.
Writer and curator Glenn Adamson explores a "Sculpture Front" screen by Paul Evans.
A Bold New Brilliance: Electric Art Nouveau Lighting
On the occasion of offering an exceptional group of Art Nouveau from an important private collection, Luke T. Baker considers the advent of artistic lighting concurrent with electrification and the incandescent light bulb. Styling and photography in the showroom of Studio Giancarlo Valle reimagines the category in a contemporary setting.
Casa Fornaroli: Close to Ponti’s Heart
Brian Kish explores the art and design objects from Antonio Fornaroli's home.
Fit for a Tale — A Majestic Alpine Ibex
Guy Boyer, Editor of Connaissance des Arts, on François-Xavier Lalanne’s 'Grand Bouquetin.'
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26 July 2023 - 2 August 2023 • New York
8 June 2023 • New York
Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches
25 May 2023 • Hong Kong
27 April 2023 • London
26 April 2023 • London
Design: Online Auction
7 February 2023 - 14 February 2023 • New York
News and Results
21 September 2023
Phillips Unveils the Most Important Group of Works by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper to Ever Come to AuctionRead More
Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, Exceptional Ceramics:
Selections from the Estate of Jane Coper and the former Collection of Cyril Frankel
To be Sold at Phillips London on 1 November 2023
8 June 2023
Early 20th Century French Design Leads Phillips’ June SaleRead More
Strong International Interest for Many French Designers Including Albert Cheuret, Daum Frères and Louis Majorelle, Jean Prouvé and Others
23 May 2023
Phillips Announces Highlights from June Design Auction, Featuring Important 20th and 21st Century MakersRead More
Featuring a Diverse Array of Works, Including Gio Ponti, Paul Evans, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Louis Majorelle
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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 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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