In the first auctions the category to take place at 30 Berkeley Square, Phillips April Design Sales totalled £8,641,000 (comfortably in the middle of their estimated total of £6.7-9.9m ) selling 87% by value and 77% by lot.
The exhibition attracted three times as many visitors compared to the previous Design auctions in September 2014.
On 28 April Phillips will present the first Design Auction held in 30 Berkeley Square featuring over 250 lots with a pre-sale low estimate of £6.7m/$10m/€9.3m and a pre-sale high estimate of £9.9m/$14.7m/€13.8m.
What is Luxury? aims to interrogate and expand understandings of luxury by presenting exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future.
Since Ford's first appearance in Milan in 2000, with the now iconic 021C Concept designed by Marc Newson, the company has continued to celebrate its extraordinary design talents. Ford's presentation in Milan this year focused on the incredible design team working within the company.
Rarely do concept cars get a curtain call — and even more rarely do they still seem fresh. But the designer Marc Newson‘s Ford 021C, introduced at the Tokyo auto show in 1999, is back. It is on display as part of “Transport,” an exhibition of Mr. Newson’s designs at the Gagosian Gallery on West 21st Street in Manhattan.
The Construct Me! Hardware Collection by Studio Droog, presented in Milan 2015, has won Best Tech for the 5th Edition Milano Design Awards 2015. Droog was among only 15 nominees for the award - the results were revealed Sunday 19th April, 2015 at Teatro Franco Parenti.
Wright presents Blackman Cruz, a special auction organized in collaboration with the renowned Los Angeles dealers. Comprised of furniture, design and objects selected specifically for this sale, Blackman Cruz includes alluring and exquisite works characteristic of their selective and inquisitive eye.
Critically acclaimed British product and interior designer Lee Broom has transformed a street of disused shops on Via Alfredo Cappellini to create ‘The Department Store’, his largest exhibition to date with the launch of over twenty new products.
My definition of good architecture is the skill of intelligently and creatively using existing structures; enhancing and transforming them to fit new functionalities and ways of living. This is progressive architecture; architecture that will preserve the environment, increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and minimise unnecessary impact on the urban fabric and our planet.
Italian Designer Massimo Faion created Posa Project, a new interpretation of falcon perches that comes directly from the original aesthetical criterions and combined with luxurious materials they become a precious object, a statement going beyond its functional value. It combines volumes and geometric forms adapted to precise technical requirements.